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

Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, RIP



Memphis guitar genius and songwriter Teenie Hodges, the Hi Rhythm Section linchpin whose accompaniment of artists including, but not limited to Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and our own Chan Marshall are just a portion of his legacy, passed away Sunday at the age of 68. Our thoughts this morning are with the family, friends and musical collaborators

The Cat Power World Tour, 2014



Chan Marshall's just about to start a run of UK and European tour dates from May 18th-June 1st, but has also confirmed a host of (air mile boosting) dates across the globe for the rest of the summer and beyond.

# are solo shows
* are full band shows
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 #
Jun 01 - Rockhal - Esch Alzette, Tickets #
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Jun 14 2014 - Hostess Club Weekender - Singapore, Singapore *
Jun 17 2014 - Hostess Club Manila - Manila, Philippines *
Jun 18 2014 - Hostess Club Taipei - Taipei, Taiwan *
Jun 22 2014 - Hostess Club Weekender - Tokyo, Japan - Tickets *
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Jul 15 2014 - Empire Music Hall - Belfast, Northern Ireland Tickets #
Jul 16 2014 - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland  Tickets #
Jul 18 2014 - Super Bock Super Rock - Oporto, Portugal Tickets *
Jul 19 2014 - Benicassim International Festival - Valencia, Spain Tickets *
Jul 20 2014 - Cavea Auditorium - Rome, Italy Tickets *
Jul 24 2014 - Sud Est Indipendente - Brindisi, Italy *
Jul 26 2014 - Piazza Napoleone - Lucca, Italy (with The National) *

 

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)

Music & Video

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Tour Dates

  • September 2014
  • Sun - 28 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl