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Chan Marshall is Cat Power

Posted in Music News, News with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Eric Gilardi

Since the new single, “Ruin”, by Cat Power was released on June 2oth it has been on heavy rotation on Sirius XMU. The song has been one of my favorites since hearing it in June. It is a very catchy song that peaked my interest enough to go and research who or what Cat Power is? Cat Power is Chan Marshall’s band that she has been a part of for many years. SUN, her 9th studio album, will be released on Matador Records September 4th of this year and “Ruin” is the featured single off of the record.

Believe it or not, Chan Marshall was born in 1972. You would not be able to tell the Atlanta, Georgia native is 40 by the way “Ruin” grabs your attention with its hip and catchy sound. This is her first studio album in 6 years and for the first time she took control of all elements on the making of SUN. She is refreshed and ready for a new beginning with the release of this record. If the first single is a preview of what is to come on Cat Power’s new album, we will all be getting a little more SUN this fall in the Midwest.


Sonic Youth “Sacred Trickster” music video maintains the independent feeling

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Ryan Buege

I still haven’t posted up my review of Sonic Youth’s The Eternal yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop plugging this album like nobody’s business anytime soon.

As someone who also constantly picks through the vinyl bins at the local record stores (often admittedly running across various used releases by SY, Thurston, and such), I couldn’t help but laugh at the band find their new album The Eternal for sale in the used bin on the streets only a few days after it’s release. Staged or not, the suggestion it implies is equally fantastic either way.

After moving to Matador for The Eternal following a long string of major label releases, the band’s video also reflects a renewed kinship for the independent spirit of the band’s earlier days. It’s a low budget, yet punchy number that shows some glaring similarities to a certain scene from Pontecorvo’s stunning 1967 masterpiece La battaglia di Algeri; I’m wondering if it’s an homage, but in short, it’s some great imagery to complement the confident, bouncy swagger of Gordon on “Sacred Trickster” and adds even another layer of depth to a taut track that’s already exploding with sound.

MUSIC VIDEO: Sonic Youth, “Sacred Trickster” (from The Eternal, available now)

Listen to “Sacred Trickster”, new music from Sonic Youth

Posted in Audio with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by Ryan Buege

My favorite alt. rockers are back with some new noise, and I’m happy to report that it sounds very much like the Sonic Youth I love! “Sacred Trickster” is the first song to see a release from their latest album The Eternal, their follow-up to Rather Ripped, which hits stores on June 9th via Matador.. Tune in..

MP3: Sonic Youth, “Sacred Trickster” (from The Eternal, available 6/9)

Sonic Youth unveil tracklist for 16th album… a while ago

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, February 23, 2009 by Ryan Buege


.. How did I forget to post this on the site? This is only the one band that finds its way into my ears each and every day. Nevermind, the album won’t be here til this summer anyway..

The Eternal is the first music Sonic Youth has recorded since their 2006 album, Rather Ripped. We can expect this to be in our hands on June 9, 2009, and it is the first release the Sonic Youth is making through the thriving and decidely independent Matador Records after their long tenure at Geffen. Produced by John Agnello and the band, The Eternal was recorded through November and December of last year at the band’s Echo Canyon West studio in Hoboken, NJ. Additionally, this album will feature the SY recording debut of former Pavement bassist Mark Ibold.

The press sheet says its their most inspired effort in a long time, and since Rather Ripped ranks near the top of the catalog for me anyway, I’m not complaining. The tracklist is:

Sonic Youth, The Eternal1. Sacred Trickster
2. Anti-Orgasm
3. Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso)
4. Antenna
5. What We Know
6. Calming the Snake
7. Poison Arrow
8. Malibu Gas Station
9. Thunderclap for Bobby Pyn
10. No Way
11. Walkin’ Blue
12. Massage the History

Sonic Youth will be touring throughout the summer in support of the new album, and I urge them to book a Minneapolis show.