Cat Power and Sky Ferreira Stand With Ferguson Protestors

August 23, 2014

Cat Power and Sky Ferreira are joining the ranks of artists standing up for the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.  Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall) spread...


Zach Braff Breaks Down 'Wish I Was Here' Soundtrack Song by Song

July 9, 2014

Director and actor Zach Braff is still fully aware of the impact the platinum-selling soundtrack to his 2004 movie Garden State had. So when he began work on Wish I Was Here, the Scrubs alum's first major movie since his ode to New Jersey–bred ennui,...


Hear Coldplay and Cat Power's Dreamy Duet for Zach Braff Film

July 7, 2014

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Cat Power's Chan Marshall intertwine their voices over dreamy piano on "Wish I Was Here," a cut from Zach Braff's upcoming film of the same name that hits theaters on July 18th. The minimal ballad...



Cat Power and Sky Ferreira Duet for Elliott Smith

October 22, 2013

Last night, Man Man's Adam Schatz arrived 30 minutes into the Brooklyn tribute concert to Elliott Smith on the 10th anniversary of his death. He was alone onstage wringing his every last emotion into an a cappela version of Smith’s XO gem “Waltz...


Cat Power Takes 'Manhattan' to 'Fallon'

April 6, 2013

Cat Power made her first appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, backed up by the Roots. She performed "Manhattan," the chiming and bittersweet track off her 2012 album Sun whose video came out this week. Cat Power,...


Jack Johnson Saves the Day at Bonnaroo 2013

June 16, 2013

Midway through his Bonnaroo headlining set last night after a last-minute cancellation by Mumford & Sons, Jack Johnson announced he had written a song about the festival. Over a slow-rolling acoustic progression, he told the story of being on the...


Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons to Play Bonnaroo

February 19, 2013

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the biggest acts slated for this year's Bonnaroo festival, which also includes Bjork, Wilco, Wu-Tang Clan, R. Kelly and more. Bonnaroo takes place from June 13th-16th in...



Cat Power Digs Deep on 'Conan'

November 8, 2012

Cat Power capped a wrenching week with a bright spot, performing "Cherokee" last night on Conan. Propelled by a sturdy beat, swaths of piano and ethereal backing vocals, Chan Marshall dug deep into the tune from her latest album, Sun. Her appearance on...


Cat Power Says European Tour Is in Jeopardy

October 31, 2012

Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, has posted a photo on Instagram along with a note explaing that she is considering canceling her European tour due to bankruptcy and health concerns. Full text of the post follows: I may have to cancel my European...


The New Adventures of Cat Power

August 17, 2012

There are two topics that irritate the otherwise sweet-tempered Chan Marshall – and, unfortunately, they both tend to come up in conversation pretty often. The first is the lengthy gap between Sun, her ninth album as Cat Power, and her previous...


Cat Power Postpones European Tour

November 6, 2012

Cat Power announced in a long letter on Instagram that she would have to postpone her upcoming European tour due to financial and health issues, particularly her struggle with the skin condition angioedema. The announcement comes after the singer-songwriter...


Cat Power Battles Zombies in 'Cherokee'

September 17, 2012

Cat Power is out in the desert waiting for a ride at the start of the new video for "Cherokee," the first song on her latest album, Sun, and time is of the essence. As her pal pulls up in a black SUV, armed with what looks like a silver ray gun,...



Designer Playlist: Prabal Gurung's Favorite Summer Tunes

August 5, 2011

Yesterday, designer Prabal Gurung hinted to us that his riveting Resort music video collaboration with rapper Rye Rye is a successful foray into a future filled with more style and sound marriages. He grew up on a hardy mix of classic rock (The Beatles...



Matador's 'Lost Weekend,' Day Two: Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power and More Bring Home Label's Range

October 3, 2010

It's day two of the "Matador at 21: The Lost Weekend," the three-day festival bringing several thousand of America's most indie to the Palms Resort Casino, partying it up in an increasingly red-eyed haze. As we all learned from Robert De Niro in Casino,...


Matador Records Plans Anniversary Box Set

September 9, 2010

Stalwart indie label Matador Records will host a three-day 21st anniversary celebration this October in Las Vegas, with performances by current and former Matador artists like Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Pavement and the reunited Guided By Voices....

Album Review

The Greatest

January 24, 2010

On the 2004 DVD Speaking for Trees, the Georgia-born singer-songwriter Chan Marshall stands in the middle of a forest and slowly works her way through stark, mournful covers of songs by luminaries like Bob Dylan, the Stones, Otis Redding and Duke Ellington....



Marianne Faithfull Grabs Keith Richards, Cat Power, Nick Cave for "Easy Come Easy Go"

March 2, 2009

After four years of musical silence, English renaissance woman Marianne Faithfull will bring her familiar, 40-a-day rasp back to America with her 22nd album Easy Come Easy Go. Despite enduring a tumultuous period since 2005's Before The Poison (including...


Album Review

Dark End of the Street

December 11, 2008

Like the jukebox on her last covers comp, Cat Power's Chan Marshall is a storehouse of great songs. This EP leads off with a trembling take on "Dark End of the Street," a classic cheating song that epitomizes the simmering Seventies Southern soul Marshall...