Cat Power just released her new album, “Covers”, on January 14th via Domino Records.
Bad Religion – Frank Ocean
Unhate – Cat Power – Chan Marshall
Pa Pa Power – Dead Man’s Bones
White Mustang – Lana Del Rey
A Pair of Brown Eyes – The Pogues
Against the Wind – Bob Seger
Endless Sea – Iggy Pop
These Days – Jackson Browne
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells
I Had a Dream Joe – Nick Cave
Here Comes a Regular – The Replacements
I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday
Chan Marshall shared a few videos in anticipation of the album’s release. One of them was for “Pa Pa Power”, the video was directed by Greg Hunt, and she said of the song: “I started playing this solo in 2012 (originally more dissonant and trance-y), when the Occupy Wall Street protests were going on. Occupy was bunkering down and saying, ‘This shit’s fucking fucked up.’ And helping citizens be a voice in their local government. They got a lot of good things done, but the American media killed the movement. I felt like this song was relative to that. The American media has always penalized any sort of social progressiveness and is always the first to express conservative rhetoric against something that is beneficial to the nation. I’d open with this song on the 2013 China tour. ‘Burn the streets, burn the cars.’”
The video for “I’ll Be Seeing You” was also directed by Greg Hunt and Chan said of this selection: “When people who you love have been taken from you, there’s always a song that holds their memory in your mind. It’s a conversation with those on the other side, and it’s really important for me to reach out to people that way.”
She announced a tour to support the album and the closest she will be playing would be L.A. at the Orpheum on February 11th.