Cat Power has dropped the Greg Hunt-directed music video for her take on Dead Man’s Bones’ “Pa Pa Power” ahead of the Jan. 14 release of her forthcoming Covers album. The band features Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields.
Although she’s previously shared a taste of the album with covers of Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion” and the Pogues’ “A Pair of Brown Eyes,” “Pa Pa Power” is the first song to be accompanied by an official visual.
Cat Power has been performing the Dead Man’s Bones track since 2012. As she said in a statement, her “Pa Pa Power” cover originally took on a more dissonant and spaced-out form when she started to perform it during the Occupy Wall Street protests.
“Occupy was bunkering down and saying, ‘This shit’s fucking fucked up.’ And helping citizens be a voice in their local government. They got a lot of good things done, but the American media killed the movement. I felt like this song was relative to that,” she explained. “The American media has always penalized any sort of social progressiveness and is always the first to express conservative rhetoric against something that is beneficial to the nation. I’d open with this song on the 2013 China tour. ‘Burn the streets, burn the cars.’”
Power is heading back out on the road following the release of Covers in January with a 32-date US tour.
Cat Power 2022 Tour Dates
January 16 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live
January 18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
January 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
January 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
January 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Eastern
January 25 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
January 27 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
January 29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
January 31 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
February 02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
February 04 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
February 05 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
February 06 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
February 07 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
February 09 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
February 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
February 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre
April 19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
April 21 – Detroit, MI @St. Andrews
April 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
April 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
April 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
April 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
April 27 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 30 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
May 1 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
May 3 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
May 5 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
May 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
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