Cat Power

Full Discography

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


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) Dates On Sale Now

(photograph by Tony Proudfoot)

You won't catch me talking shit about secondary markets.  Not when there's tertiary markets to sneer at!  The important thing we all need to focus on this glorious Friday morning is that in additional to a previously announced headlining set at Burger A-Go-Go 2 (also featuring Kim Gordon's Glitterbust), Chan Marshall will be making the following solo appearances on the West Coast with tickets on sale today at noon eastern :

Tuesday, September, 1 - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 - Gundlach - Bundschu Winery - Sonoma CA
Friday, September, 4 - Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, September, 5 - Burger-A-Go-Go 2, Santa Ana CA
Sunday, September, 6 - Belly Up - Solana Beach CA

John Peel - remembered

Today marks 10 years since the passing of John Peel, a man who opened the BBC radio airwaves for bands and artists outside the remit of the stations "regular" programming and opened the minds of thousands listening at home to sounds they otherwise may have never heard. One of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, throughout his 5-decade spanning career he never showed no signs of slowing down and his influence on (the good part) of modern music is immeasurable.

As a small tribute to the many Matador bands who recorded a Peel Session over the years, we've compiled a selection of some of the session that made it on to YouTube, (many - including The Fall, Wisdom Of Harry and Pretty Girls Make Graves - haven't) and there's a full archive of all the Peel sessions over at the BBC Website:

Featuring: Cat Power, Interpol, Yo La Tengo, Pavement, Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Mogwai, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solex, Unsane, Arab Strab, Unwound, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Techno Animal and Boards Of Canada.


REMINDER: EMA & Cat Power Playing Shows in NYC This Sunday

For those living or visiting NYC this weekend, you will have a chance to see EMA at Bowery Ballroom and Cat Power in Central Park as part of Modern Sky Festival. I'm not going to suggest that you choose one or the other, because if you hustle -- you can make it to both shows. Details below:

Cat Power is headlining Day 2 of MSF, which will be held at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield. She and her band are set to play at 7:45 pm. Other bands playing the festival Sunday include: The Both, Omnipotent Youth Society, Lenka, Queen Sea Big Shark, Shuh Tou, Second Hand Rose, and Stars.

Tickets here

EMA is wrapping up a row of headlining dates (shown above) with a stop at Bowery Ballroom. Montreal's Doldrums and New York's The Point will be opening. Tickets are available here. There are a few more shows later this month, shown below.

If you have not yet checked out the 34-page online zine Back To the Void, make the time. It's amazing and should not be missed.

Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

October 5: Cat Power Headlining NYC's Modern Sky Festival

Attn: New Yorkers, NYC fall tourists, Cat Power fans

Make note that Cat Power will be headlining Day 2 of the Modern Sky Festival, soon to be taking over Rumsey Playfield in Centrail Park. Advance tickets can be found here.

If you have not already heard or read about here, there many new tour dates that have been announced in North America and Europe (solo).

Cat Power, solo in Europe

Chan Marshall packs her suitcase again this November for a run of Cat Power solo shows around Europe, starting in Scandinavia.  Tickets for all these shows are on sale now and follow the run of North American dates in October.

Edited: new dates in bold.

Saturday November 1 - VoxHall, Aarhus, Denmark
Sunday November 2 - Koncerthuset Studie 2, Copenhagen, Denmark SOLD OUT
Monday November 3 - Gota Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday November 4 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Thursday November 6 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland (on sale Sept 18th)
Friday November 7 - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday November 10 - Union Chapel, London, UK SOLD OUT
 Tuesday November 11 - Union Chapel, London, UK SOLD OUT
Thursday November 13 - L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday November 15 - Cartagena Jazz Festival, Cartagena, Spain (on sale Sept 19th)
Sunday November 16 - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday November 18 - Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday November 19 - Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday November 22: Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
Sunday November 23: Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey

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