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This week’s 5 Best Songs cover a pretty big age range, career-wise. We’ve got the old guard still kicking ass and taking names (in a really pretty, gentle way), a relatively young band taking a step forward, and — perhaps most excitingly — the top three slots are all taken by artists who have yet… More »

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her husband, she often informed us, were huge Shakira fans, as was all of Latin America. Sometimes, in an effort to expose us… More »

Writing is about myth making. Taking the true aspects of yourself and defining them so clearly that they become you. Marginal personality tics explode into full character traits, sadness becomes a vehicle for personal exploration, happiness, when you can pull it off, becomes euphoric.

Chan Marshall, as Cat Power, is great at this… More »

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Watch A Teaser For Cat Power’s “Cherokee” Video

It's Cat Power release week -- stream the new Sun here -- so things are getting busy on Chan Marshall's end as she continues to…
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal…
Amrit Singh | August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Stream Cat Power Sun

Next week, Cat Power releases her excellent new album Sun, her first LP of new material in six years and her first-ever foray into electronic…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 9:54 am

Premature Evaluation: Cat Power Sun

If you're an indie rock fan of a certain vintage, then the phrase "Cat Power breakup record" might inspire a certain dread in your heart.
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Cat Power – “Cherokee (Nicolas Jarr Remix)”

We've heard two tracks from Sun, Cat Power's forthcoming album, and both "Ruin" and "Cherokee" embrace pieces of pop music that we might have never…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2012 - 9:51 am

The 10 Best Cat Power Songs

Last month, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, released her first single since 2006, "Ruin." The track comes from her forthcoming Matador long-player, Sun, which is…
Liz Pelly | August 2, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Cat Power – “Cherokee”

Last week we heard "Ruin," a strikingly upbeat number from Cat Power's new album Sun. Today, NPR's All Songs Considered debuted another track, the album…
Corban Goble | June 26, 2012 - 11:31 am

Cat Power – “Ruin”

Chan Marshall hasn't released a new Cat Power album since the 2008 covers collection Jukebox, but she'll return to the game in September with the…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Cat Power Announces New Record

Chan Marshall keeps it pretty real on the Cat Power Twitter handle, so this one's all her. New album announcement:…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 11:05 am

Cat Power Cancels Israel Show

Cat Power had been planning to play a 2/13 show in Tel Aviv, but on her Facebook, she claims that she won’t be playing that…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Cat Power – “King Rides By” (2011 Version) Video

As promised via her Twitter over the last week, today Cat Power unveiled a new version of "King Rides By" (originally from her '96 LP…
Scott Lapatine | December 24, 2011 - 1:37 pm

New Cat Power Song, Video Out XMas Eve

Chan, take it away: Exciting! It’s been a while.
Corban Goble | December 16, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Cat Power Sings A New Tune

Chan Marshall performed a slow, spacious new Cat Power song Friday 2/4 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. She was backed by the Dirty Delta…
brandon | February 8, 2011 - 11:45 am

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It'll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Guided By Voices Reunite For Matador 21st Anniversary Party

Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the ’90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices’ acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist…
brandon | June 29, 2010 - 2:51 pm

All Saints Day (Vivian Girls Side Project) – “It’ll Come Around”

Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman, aka Kickball Katy, and Cat Power keyboardist/guitarist/ex-Delta 72 dude Gregg Foreman have a new project, All Saints Day. The first available…
brandon | March 30, 2010 - 4:52 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm