NEWS: Jim Jarmusch Directs New Cat Power Video 'A Pair of Brown Eyes'

NEWS: Jim Jarmusch Directs New Cat Power Video ‘A Pair of Brown Eyes’

Cat Power‘s name in itself behaves as an icon for her strength as a musician and singer. Her set at the recent BBC 6 Music Festival in Cardiff was highly anticipated and enjoyed as many fans had been looking forward to seeing her live again. You can listen to the full performance on the BBC site watch the set in full here. They have also posted a video of her performance of ‘Here Comes a Regular‘.

Now, returning with unlikely news, the avant-garde director Jim Jarmusch has directed the music video for Cat Power’s interpretation of The PoguesA Pair of Brown Eyes from her new album Covers, out now on Domino.

Jarmusch was something of a golden child at the start of the 2000’s. His films  Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers were arthouse favourites and stunningly fantastic narrative feats. Jarmusch, a huge music fan and musician: “Music is Jarmusch’s muse, so much so that musicians often turn up in the cast of his films” (Crack Magazine) and so unsurprisingly, he has leant his extremely keen eye and creative drive to making music videos for some of his favourite artists too: Tom Waits, Neil Young, Joe Strummer, Iggy Pop and more. For his first collaboration with Chan Marshall, Jarmusch shot in New York City at Blonde Studios, highlighting her in an airy ghostlike quality, alternating between misty angles of Marshall performing on the Mellotron.
“As someone who deeply loves Cat Power’s music, getting to collaborate with Chan on this video was like a dream come true,” says Jarmusch. “She’s so inspiring to me, of course as an artist, but she’s also just such an extraordinary person.”
“Chan Marshall’s third collection of covers is her widest ranging yet, illustrating her talent for radical reinvention” Pitchfork

Released in January, Covers is Cat Powers’ third album of her personal reinterpretations of music that obviously means a lot to her. It Showcases Marshall’s chronicling of the ever-evolving great American songbook – featuring her own personal rendition of Billie Holiday’s “I’ll Be Seeing You,” an ode to a lost friend, Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion,” the Dead Man’s Bones’ “Pa Pa Power,” plus an updated rendition of the Cat Power song “Hate” from The Greatest (2006), retitled “Unhate” for the album. Covers is at once a reminder of Marshall’s artistically intuitive power and the latest chapter in a truly illustrious career.

This summer, she will hit the road in Europe, play a sold out show in Paris and support Pearl Jam at their Hyde Park London show on July 8 alongside the Pixies with exciting additional news coming soon with Jack White. Marshall is currently on a tour across North America with a full band with further dates in September; her European run kicks off in June.

US & European tour dates
April 21, 2022 – St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI
April 22, 2022 – Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
April 23, 2022 – Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN
April 25, 2022 – Red Flag in St. Louis, MO
April 26, 2022 – The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN
April 27, 2022 – House of Blues in Cleveland, OH
April 29, 2022 – Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA
April 30, 2022 – White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ
May 1, 2022 – The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY
May 2, 2022 – Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA
May 22, 2022 – Salle Pleyel in Paris, France
May 28, 2022 – Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland
May 29, 2022 – Salle Pleyel in Paris, France
May 31, 2022 – La Cooperative de Mai in Clermont-Ferrand, France
June 1, 2022 – L’Atelier in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
June 3, 2022 – Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany
June 6, 2022 – Le Rocher de Palmer in Cenon, France
June 7, 2022 – Stereolux in Nantes, France
June 8, 2022 – Le Mem – Rennes in Rennes, France
June 12, 2022 – Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, Netherlands
June 13, 2022 – Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany
June 15, 2022 – La Sirene in La Rochelle, France
June 16, 2022 – Le 106 in Rouen, France
June 20, 2022 – Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Roma, Italy
June 21, 2022 – Sexto ‘Nplugged 2022 in Sesto Al Reghena, Italy
June 22, 2022 – Kaufleuten in Zürich, Switzerland
July 8, 2022 – BST Pearl Jam, Hyde Park, London
July 16, 2022 – The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
July 18, 2022 – Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA
July 20, 2022 – The Showbox in Seattle, WA
July 21, 2022 – Vogue Theater in Vancouver, BC
July 22, 2022 – Roseland Theater in Portland, OR
July 25, 2022 – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
July 27, 2022 – Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK
July 28, 2022 – Granada Theatre in Dallas, TX
July 29, 2022 – Emo’s in Austin, TX
July 30, 2022 – House of Blues in Houston, TX
August 1, 2022 – Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, TN
August 2, 2022 – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall in  Louisville, KY
August 3, 2022 – Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL
September 9, 2022 – Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, CA
September 10, 2022 – Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, CA
September 12, 2022 – Palace Theatre in San Francisco, CA
September 13, 2022 – Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, CA
September 14, 2022 – Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA

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