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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 u… 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 thi… More »

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Cat Power @ Hiro Ballroom, NYC 2/5/07

Making it over to Hiro last night was a chore, what with the glacial gasps ripping our jackets in two. But the blustery NYC air didn’t stop a full room of Chan lovers from filling the Ballroom, sitting huddled on the venue floor in part-reverence, part-warmth conservation. And it’s best to go into a Cat… More »

By: Stereogum / February 6, 2007 - 3:46 pm

2007 BRIT Award Nominations

The British music industry is ready to congratulate itself, yesterday releasing the list of nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards. (And the performers list is a vertitable who’s who of acts you love to be indifferent about, like Corrine Bailey Rae, Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Take That, The Killers, Amy Winehouse — and,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 17, 2007 - 10:18 am

Cat Power In Berlin

Was 11/9/06 past the moratorium on “Crazy” covers? We forget. Still, you should hit rbally for a soundboard-quality recording of Miss Indie Rock’s show in Germany last year, where she worked through a weird version of Gnarls, along with plenty of The Greatest, some Moon Pix, and a killer, a cappella rendition of Smokey’s “The… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2007 - 10:12 am

2006 Gummy Award Winners


Glad you guys could join us for this, the presentation of the 25th annual Gummy Awards! We promise we’ll keep this thing under three hours (har). It’s time for us to honor those characters in the indie rock world that drew our heartfelt admiration and tapped our… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2006 - 11:30 am

Cat Power Covers Cat Stevens

The diamond industry is pulling into high gear to grab the holiday dollars you’ve set aside for that special lady in your life with an ad made in Cat heaven. You guys have been asking about this and we finally tracked it down: Chan covering Mr. Stevens’ “How Can I Tell You.” Dudes like NasMore »

By: Stereogum / November 27, 2006 - 12:21 pm

Chan And Armisen Do Drinks In SoHo

Pitchfork recently reunited two old friends (SNL cast member Fred Armisen and SNL hopeful Chan Marshall) for a conversation about the NBA, about LA, and all with a little PDA (that is, the verbal, non-physical, “I love what you do” type). And Chan has a leg up on getting into the SNL studios; she’s already… More »

By: Stereogum / November 13, 2006 - 11:06 am

Top Ten Onstage Meltdowns

In honor of Guns N’ Roses pulling their shit together and working a well-received and functional tour (with a gig at Continental Arena tonight and MSG on Friday), the New York Post put together a chronological list of their top ten rock ‘n’ roll concert debacles. Some you know, some may be a history lesson. More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 12:41 pm

Cat Power Is Always In Fashion

Head over to AOL’s The Interface for a few live songs from Cat Power, as well as an interview lead by an excited accented woman. The Q&A doesn’t touch on the news, reported by Women’s Wear Daily, that Karl Lagerfeld tapped Chan to be “the new face” of Chanel’s jerwelry line. From WWD:I was outside… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 13, 2006 - 2:40 pm

“She Asks Me About My Other Tattoos, I Ask Her About Her Demons”

The last time we sampled hipster erotica, it was a tale of a fantastic tryst with Sufjan (meant to excite the ladies, mind you); Left Of The Dial’s Guide to “Sex-ing” Women In Rock should even the score.Chan Marshall – Cat Power
We met at a coffee shop of her choice … I brush my… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2006 - 4:01 pm

Cat Power Sobers Up

NY Times talks to the now mostly sober (“seven drinks in seven months”) Cat Power:Another day, another fifth of Scotch.

And that wasn?t all. Chan Marshall said her mornings began with a minibar?s worth of Jack Daniel?s, Glenlivet and Crown Royal. Mini bottles depleted, this indie singer-songwriter, known as Cat Power, would nurse a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 20, 2006 - 11:48 am

Austin City Limits: Day One

Yesterday was a scorcher, but we managed to wipe the sweat from Amrit’s camera lens long enough to snap shots of our favorite bands rockin’ Austin. Stereogum’s done a bunch of these 3-day rock fests this year, and learned some lessons from Bonnaroopalooza, but we’ll try not to be jaded. At least not more tha… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 16, 2006 - 5:24 pm

Stereogum At Bonnaroo Pt. 2

Hey kids. Lots of craziness since my last Bonnaroo update. Let’s start with Friday afternoon. A press conference with Jim James, Lewis Black, Ben Folds, Robert Randolph and Jack from Steel Train featured lots of left-field questions (i.e., “What’s your stance on stem cell reserarch?”), but Lewis Black was hilarious. (And Ben Folds is so… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 18, 2006 - 3:35 pm

New Cat Power Remix – “Hate (Pocket Mix)”

Stereogum loves Chan Marshall, whether she’s channeling Van Morrison, shilling for Cingular, or hanging on a cross in a latex body suit and singing Eminem. We also love the remixes Richard from Burnside Project has done of Joanna Newsom and Antony & The Johnsons, and we heard Cat Power was next on his list. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 24, 2006 - 1:30 pm

Stream The New Cat Power

In November we gave you a sneak preview of Chan Marshall’s Greatest album. If you haven’t been paying attention, go to MySpace now and listen to the entire thing. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 13, 2006 - 10:47 am

Commercial Artistry: Cat Power & Cingular, J. Ralph & VW, Everyone & Coke

First Jack White, now Flaming Lips have jumped on the Coke bandwagon. It appears that Wayne & Co. were commissioned to score a short animation for Coca-Cola M5, whatever that is (“5 design groups from 5 continents create and share visions of optimism, blah blah blah…”) At that linked Lobo site, click on ‘English’ and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2005 - 8:19 pm

Cat Power’s Commercial Success

Finally found that Cingular spot with Chan Marshall’s lovely Nerves cover.cingular “alone” (:60)
agency: bbdo atlanta
director: lance acord
music: “hanging on the telephone” written by jack lee, produced and arranged by sam bisbee, featuring CAT POWER on vocalsWatch it here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2005 - 6:25 pm
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