10th Studio Album On Vinyl LP!
There are few voices more deeply embedded in the iconography and mythology of American indie rock than that of Chan Marshall. Under the musical nom de plume of Cat Power, Marshall has released music for nearly 25 years now and her prowess as a songwriter, a producer, and most notablyas a voicehas only grown more influential with time.
Wanderer, Cat Power's stunning 10th studio album, marks a pivotal moment in both Chan Marshall's life and her career. In the six years since the release of 2012's Sun, Marshall has traveled the world, given birth to a child, and parted ways with her previous record label. Even though it was, in many ways, a period of profound upheaval and radical change, those experiences resulted in a record that is arguably the most assured artistic statement of her career. Produced by Marshall and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck), the album includes appearances by longtime friends and compatriots, as well as guest vocals courtesy of friend and recent tourmate Lana Del Rey.
Wanderer is, in many ways, a quintessential Cat Power record, with Marshall's clarion voice front and center in a set of songs that is remarkably stark and straightforward. But, if old Cat Power records might easily have been viewed as repositories for pain, Wanderer is, at its heart, a testament to the transformative nature of songs, an album-length imagining of alternate paths, redemptions, connections, and open-ended possibility.
"Wanderer, although not explicitly confrontational, subtly undermines this longstanding and limited perception of What Cat Power Is. Marshall herself sits in the producer's seat, and gone is the gloss of 2012's Sun; these 11 songs are stripped back to the sparse bones of piano, guitar and that distinctive, smoky, Southern States voice. Traditional folk and blues music is referenced throughout, and especially on the hymn-like a cappella title track, which opens the album, the plodding, persistently plucked strings of 'Black', and the almost harp-ish acoustic guitar flourishes of 'Me Voy'." - The Quietus
"Marshall's tenth studio album, in an erratic if fascinating 25-year career, is an intimate, multifaceted reflection of her always complex, frequently indistinct character. These often inscrutable songs offer kaleidoscopic glimpses into what seems like a complicated persona. They softly weave and twirl, eschewing traditional forms, both lyrically and musically, for a more unstructured style that will take a few listens to warm to. How much you'll learn about her wandering journey is unclear, but Marshall's deeply introspective approach is worth spending time with to unravel the artist's dense wandering spirit." - American Songwriter
• Vinyl LP
• Embossed title on jacket cover
• Limited time MP3 download
2. In Your Face
3. You Get
4. Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)
8. Robbin Hood
9. Nothing Really Matters
10. Me Voy