Chan Marshall, our involuntary spokeswoman, is close to delivering the first Cat Power album in four years. This report is certainly comparable to some of the best news we've ever heard.
Chan, after recording and touring with the Dirty Three, eschews a band this time around and plays all of the instruments herself. Can't wait to hear it! To tide us over, here is the video for the song King Rides By. Yes, it's a reboot of her own material, but in my opinion, here is some of her best songwriting getting the vocal accompaniment it deserves. Never has her voice sounded better.
Also, enjoy Manny Pacquiao working over a speed bag for the duration. Sit back, relax, have a listen and be glad that's not your head getting pummeled for a good 7 minutes.
Oh, and you can download it here for a good cause!