Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Cat Power is The Greatest

Not only does Chan Marshall love animals, but she's a phenomenal songstress who is spayed and neutered.

This is a bit of old hat, but Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall), one of my favorite musicians period, has posted all her songs from her album that is released next week on myspace. I've been listening quite a bit and I am stoked. Chan is the modern Southern Belle, accompanied on this album by Memphis musicians such as Al Green’s guitarist and songwriting partner Mabon "Teenie" Hodges on guitar and his brother Leroy "Flick" Hodges joins in as well. Steve Potts, a drummer for Booker T. and the MG’s joins in as well as a multitude of other great folks. Secretly sexy like PJ Harvey and a great lyricist like Nina Nastasia, Chan Marshall is the queen of the soul-influenced ballad. Highly recommended for fans of Fiona Apple's unreleased version of Extraordinary machines and the down-home charm of M. Ward and Iron and Wine. My favorite track so far is Living Proof which is a sassy, empowering song with jazzy sounds and features the great way Chan Marshall draws her tones out in a sultry, challenging way.

Edit: So now only "The Greatest" is up, but its a great song as well.


Blogger Noma said...

I really liked what the one song I heard. Keep me posted on the album in its entirety.

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