Cat Power unveils "Pa Pa Power" video from new album 'Covers' & announces full-band US 2022 tour
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Cat Power unveils "Pa Pa Power" video from new album 'Covers' & announces full-band US 2022 tour

Cat Power, the singer/songwriter/producer Chan Marshall, has shared “Pa Pa Power,” a new preview of her forthcoming album Covers out January 14. Along with the music video for “Pa Pa Power” - Marshall’s rendition of the Dead Man’s Bones song - she has announced her return to the road with a full band headlining 32-date US tour from January to May 2022.

Watch the Greg Hunt-directed video for “Pa Pa Power,” filmed at The Echo in Los Angeles, below.



On deciding to record “Pa Pa Power,” Marshall says: “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.’” 

Marshall announced the hotly-anticipated Covers in early October with a performance of Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion” and an interview on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Listen to “Bad Religion” here, which NYLON says “hits like a freight train.”  Marshall’s rendition was highlighted everywhere from Pitchfork and Vulture to the FADER (“windblown and expansive'') and Rolling Stone. She also released her “personal favorite,” a cover of the Pogues’ A Pair Of Brown Eyes. 

Produced in its entirety by Marshall, Covers also features reimaginings of recordings by Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, The Replacements, Billie Holiday, Lana Del Rey and more, plus an updated rendition of the Cat Power song “Hate” from The Greatest (2006), retitled “Unhate” for the album.   

The 2022 tour includes 32 shows including Brooklyn Steel, Washington DC’s 9:30 Club and The Orpheum Theatre in LA.  Through the fall she crossed the country on a tour with Alanis Morissette and Garbage and performed at Pitchfork Music Festival. See the full list of upcoming tour dates below. 

Marshall’s work as Cat Power has defied genre and convention, her legacy rippling through the work of a wide range of contemporary musical luminaries ranging from Lana Del Rey and Angel Olsen, to Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers. Covers have long defined Chan’s work and she makes each of them her own. Her most recent record Wanderer (2018) even featured a cover of Rihanna’s “Stay” which she distilled to its most devastating lines; “they become a vessel of longing and desperation so spare and crushing that the song is, in classic Cat Power fashion, almost painfully raw (Pitchfork).” 

Cat Power Tour Dates
1-16 Albany, NY - Empire Live
1-18 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
1-19 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
1-20 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
1-22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
1-24 Atlanta, GA - Eastern
1-25 Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
1-27 Houston, TX - House of Blues
1-28 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
1-29 Austin, TX - Emo’s
1-31 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
2-02 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
2-04 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
2-05 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
2-06 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
2-07 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
2-09 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
2-10 San Francisco, CA - Castro Theatre
2-11 Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum Theatre
4-19 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
4-21 Detroit, MI -St. Andrews
4-22 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
4-23 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
4-25 St. Louis, MO - Red Flag
4-26 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
4-27 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
4-29 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
4-30 Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall
5-1 Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
5-3 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
5-5 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
5-6 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre

Cat Power Covers

Album | 15th January 2022

Cat Power returns with Covers, Chan Marshall’s third album of her celebrated reinterpretations of songs by classic and contemporary artists.

Tracklisting

  • 1Bad Religion
  • 2Unhate
  • 3Pa Pa Power
  • 4White Mustang
  • 5A Pair Of Brown Eyes
  • 6Against the Wind
  • 7Endless Sea
  • 8These Days
  • 9It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  • 10I Had a Dream Joe
  • 11Here Comes A Regular
  • 12I'll Be Seeing You

Cat Power Covers

Album | 15th January 2022

Cat Power returns with Covers, Chan Marshall’s third album of her celebrated reinterpretations of songs by classic and contemporary artists.

Tracklisting

  • 1Bad Religion
  • 2Unhate
  • 3Pa Pa Power
  • 4White Mustang
  • 5A Pair Of Brown Eyes
  • 6Against the Wind
  • 7Endless Sea
  • 8These Days
  • 9It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  • 10I Had a Dream Joe
  • 11Here Comes A Regular
  • 12I'll Be Seeing You
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