Cat Power Gets Working on New Stripped-Down LP

Cat Power Gets Working on New Stripped-Down LP
The last time we had a proper album of original material from singer-songwriter Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall), it 2006 with her LP The Greatest. However, that soon might change. Marshall has finally revealed that she's hard at work on some new material. Better yet, she says that the forthcoming album might hearken back to the days where she was more of a true-blue solo artist.

In an interview with the Australian newspaper Courier-Mail [via Pitchfork], Marshall described the new material, saying, "It's just me this time... I don't know if I should push all these [new] songs away and actually try to write and record it with the band. I don't know what to do. But I'm at a point where my heart tells me, 'Chan, you haven't played piano or guitar for four or five years,' and I do have guilt about that. People ask me, 'When are you going to play by yourself?' I have problems with strange yearnings and guilt...I'm also frightened because some of them are sad again and I feel really nervous about that."

While there's no official release date, the album probably won't be out for some time, as Marshall clearly has some soul-searching to do. In the meantime, she plans to celebrate the decade's end with a tour of Australia.

Tour dates:

12/30 Phillip Island, Australia - Pyramid Rock Festival
12/31 Brisbane, Australia - Powerhouse
1/2 Gold Coast, Australia - Coolangatta Hotel
1/5 Adelaide, Australia - Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
1/6 Perth, Australia - The Astor Theatre
1/8 Wollongong, Australia - Waves
1/9 Newcastle, Australia - Panthers
1/10 Sydney, Australia - Days Like This Festival