Cat Power

Full Discography

LPs
  • Sun - OLE-773 - 2012-09-04
  • Jukebox - OLE-754 - 2008-01-22
  • The Greatest: Slipcase Edition - OLE-743 - 2006-09-12
  • The Greatest - OLE-626 - 2006-01-24
  • Speaking For Trees: A Film By Mark Borthwick - OLE-628 - 2004-10-26
  • You Are Free - OLE-427 - 2003-02-18
  • The Covers Record - OLE-426 - 2000-03-21
  • Moon Pix - OLE-286 - 1998-09-22
  • What Would The Community Think - OLE-202 - 1996-09-10
Singles & EPs
  • Dark End Of The Street EP - OLE-835 - 2008-12-09
  • The Greatest (UK single) - OLE-758 - 2007-02-12
  • Could We (UK single) - OLE-701 - 2006-06-26
  • The Greatest/Hate - OLE-688 - 2005-12-06
  • Cross Bones Style - OLE-301 - 1998-03-04
  • Nude As The News - OLE-240 - 1996-12-09

Biography

Charlyn Marie Marshall (born January 21, 1972), also known as Chan Marshall or by her stage name Cat Power, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress and model. Cat Power was originally the name of Marshall's first band, but has come to refer to her musical projects with various backing bands. Marshall was discovered opening for Liz Phair in 1994 by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, with whom she recorded her first two albums, Dear Sir (1995) and Myra Lee (1996), on the same day in 1994. In 1996 she signed with Matador Records, and released a third album of new material with Shelley and Foljahn, What Would the Community Think. Following this she released the critically acclaimed Moon Pix (1998), recorded with members of the Dirty Three, and The Covers Record (2000), a collection of sparsely recorded cover songs. After a brief hiatus she reemerged in 2003 with You Are Free, featuring guest musicians Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder, followed by the soul-influenced The Greatest (2006), recorded with numerous Memphis studio musicians, and a second covers album, Jukebox (2008). In 2012 she released the self-produced Sun, which opened at number 10 on the Billboard 200, the highest charting album of her career to date. Critics have noted the constant evolution of Cat Power's sound, with a "mix of punk, folk and blues" on her earliest albums, and elements of soul and other genres more prevalent in her later material. Her 2012 album Sun incorporated electronica, in a self-proclaimed move from the "really slow guitar songs" she initially wrote for the album.

News From The Matablog

Cat Power - solo European shows this May

Summers in France are meant to be Nice, right? Well Chan Marshall sure hopes so, as she takes her solo Cat Power show around the country at the end of May, following on from her dates in Brussels and Brighton Festival earlier in the same month. Ticket links for all dates are below, as is the Manhattan video, just as a reminder of Sun's excellence.

May 17 – Les Nuits Du Botanique, Brussels, BE - Tickets
May 18 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK - Tickets
May 26 – Nantes - Stereolux, FR - Tickets
May 27 – Bordeaux - Krakatoa, FR - Tickets
May 29 – Toulouse - Bikini, FR - Tickets
May 30 – This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes - Paloma, FR - Tickets
May 31 – “We Love Green” Festival, Bagatelle Park - Paris, FR - Tickets

Cat Power : Covering Hugh Martin's "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" In The New Apple Commercial



OK, Judy Garland's version is the best known....at least until this week.  Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone quick to scold a sulky teen for fucking around on the smartphone all Christmas.  You could be interrupting the next Abel Ferrara!

Cat Power Solo Shows in November!


photo by Juan Morey

The weather's getting chilly, and the mind turns to love.  And who screams "love" more than Cat Power?  Her autumn gift to you is a series of solo shows which are sure to change hearts and minds, and maybe even the weather.  Most shows on sale now!

OCTOBER
Mon 21 -- New York, NY -- Glasslands (Elliott Smith Tribute show)

NOVEMBER
Wed 6 -- Nashville, TN -- 3rd & Lindsley
Thu 7 -- Atlanta, GA -- Center Stage
Fri 8 -- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL -- Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Sun 10 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle
Wed 13 -- Washington, DC -- Sixth & I Historic Synogogue
Thu 14 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Brooklyn Masonic
Fri 15 -- New Haven, CT -- Center Church on the Green (Meeting House)
Sat 16 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Underground Arts
Mon 18 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club
Wed 20 -- Cleveland, OH -- Grog Shop (early and late shows)
Thu 21 -- Chicago, IL -- Old Town School of Folk Music (early and late shows)

VIDEO : Cat Power - "Cherokee", Live At Latitude Festival 2013


                
                
                
                
                


Courtesy of the BBC, here's footage of Cat Power at last weekend's Latitude Festival, performing "Cherokee" from 'Sun'.

Cat Power adds MORE shows



Expanding upon the previously announced shows in South America, Europe and the US, Cat Power's just confirmed additional shows in Argentina, USA, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, meaning the current world-wide run of dates look something like this (new in bold):

May 18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Circo Voador
May 19 Recife, Brazil / Espaço Catamarã
May 21 São Paulo, Brazil / Cine Joia
May 23 Buenos Aires, Argentina / Teatro Coliseo
May 25 Santiago, Chile / Teatro La Cúpula
May 27 Montevideo, Uruguay / La Trastienda
May 31 Nelsonville, OH / Nelsonville Music Festival
June 1 – 2 Houston, TX / Free Press Summer Festival
June 13 – 16 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo
June 16 Jacksonville, FL / Florida Theatre
 June 18 Atlanta, GA / The Buckhead Theatre
June 20 Vienna, VA / Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 22  Duisburg, Germany / Traumziet Festival
June 23  Berlin, Germany / Tempodrom
June 25  London, UK / Roundhouse
June 26  Brussels, BE / AB
June 27  Zurich, CH / Volkshaus
June 28 Munich, DE / Theater Fabrik
June 30 Somerset, UK / Glastonbury - SOLD OUT
July 2  Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso
July 3  Hamburg, DE / Grosse Freiheit
July 5 Barcelona, ES / Cruilla Festival
 July 6 Montreux, SW / Montreux Jazz Lab 
 July 7 Milan, IT / Carroponte
 July 8 Rome, IT / Parco della Musica 
July 17 Paris, FR / Olympia
July 19 Suffolk, UK / Latitude
July 20 Ponznan, PL / Malta Festival
August 2-4 Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza
August 8 Oslo, NO / OYA festival
 August 9 Helsinki, FI / Flow festival
 August 10 Gothenburg, SE / Way Out West festival

And if you missed it before, you can re-watch Cat Power performing the new song Bully on Later... with Jools Holland below.

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Tour Dates

  • May 2014
  • Sat - 17 Brussels Les Nuits Du Botanique
  • Sun - 18 Brighton Brighton Festival
  • Mon - 26 Nantes Stereolux
  • Tue - 27 Bordeaux Krakatoa
  • Thu - 29 Toulouse Bikini
  • Fri - 30 Nimes Paloma
  • Sat - 31 Paris We Love Green Festival
  • June 2014
  • Wed - 25 Highland Park Ravinia Festival
  • September 2014
  • Sun - 28 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl