Cat Power returns with “Ruin”, taken from her forthcoming album Sun. It’s the first batch of original material since 2006’s The Greatest. Chan Marshall’s new record is due September 4 on Matador Records — where you can download “Ruin” for free. I love the way she phrases, “Bitchin’, complainin’”, like she’s trying to be smug and sexy at the same time. It works.
Preorder Sun at iTunes now and you’ll receive the bonus track “Back in the Days”.
Warzone - Don’t Forget the Struggle, Don’t Forget the Streets
For some reason, I woke up this morning and needed to listen to this album. I can’t tell you why, as it’s not very good at all, but I loved it as a kid.
When I was 15, my chief interests included “Keeping hardcore out of big business” and “Keeping it in the streets where it belonged,” and, unfortunately, I just have more pressing things to worry about at 31.
“Afterwards, completely soaked through with sweat (pants and everything) I walked outside and faceplanted on the giant ice pile. I’m pretty sure I melted through the entire thing, leaving a human-shaped hole in the middle of it. I was absolutely exhausted. I’ve never had more fun in a week and I may not have ever had more fun in a night. It was one of the most magical moments I think I will ever experience – a house full of people doing nothing more than going wild to some awesome music. Later, the band tweeted at us for being such a good audience.”