Cat Power fans were crestfallen at news that she has cancelled a number of upcoming dates (including…[grimace] Coachella,) we can all take cool comfort in the promise of a new album in the late spring/early summer (…hopefully [grimace].)
Regardless, at the end of last year, she teased out a lovely new track called, “King Rides By” that featured a rather hypnotic video of champion Manny Pacquiao punching a speed bag in slow motion. The video, like several of her other indelible clips, is like Chan Marshall herself; sinewy, puzzling, and absolutely captivating.
Her video for “Cross Bones Style” is still one of my all-time favorite videos and one I revisit periodically, like a perusing an old yearbook and thinking about “that girl from Math class” you never spoke to.
So, basically…in anticipation of a forthcoming Cat Power album, allow me to share A Brief History of Cat Power, in video.
Cross Bones Style:
Lived in Bars:
King Rides By:
BONUS: …for a marvelously strange interview between Chan and indie stalwart Ian Svenonious, check out this episode of Vice’s Soft Focus.