Cat Power Shares “Pa Pa Power” Cover, Announces U.S. Tour

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Cat Power Shares “Pa Pa Power” Cover, Announces U.S. Tour

Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has released another single off her forthcoming album, Covers, out Jan. 14, 2022, via Domino. Marshall sings the Dead Man’s Bones track “Pa Pa Power,” one of the many reimagined recordings of other artists’ songs that make up the self-produced release. “Pa Pa Power” follows The Pogues’ “A Pair of Brown Eyes” and Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion.”

Marshall says of “Pa Pa Power” in a statement:

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 Covers in early October on The Late Late Show With James Corden, where she performed Ocean’s “Bad Religion.” The album includes covers of tracks by Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, The Replacements, Billie Holiday, Lana Del Rey and more. It also has an updated rendition of Power’s “Hate,” from her 2006 album The Greatest, now sincerely titled “Unhate.”

Marshall also released the video for “Pa Pa Power,” directed by Greg Hunt and filmed at The Echo in Los Angeles.

With a full band, Cat Power will be touring the U.S. for the first few months of 2022, beginning in Albany, New York, and ending in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May.

Find those tour dates below, along with the music video for “Pa Pa Power” and Marshall’s Corden performance. You can preorder Covers here.

Cat Power 2022 Tour Dates:

16 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live
18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
24 – Atlanta, GA @ Eastern
25 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
27 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
31 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
05 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
06 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
07 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
09 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10 – San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre

19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
21 – Detroit, MI @St. Andrews
22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
25 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
26 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
27 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
30 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall

01 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
03 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
05 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
06 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

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