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cat power may ditch the dirty delta blues on next album
December 7, 2009, 2:34 pm
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Speaking to Australian newspaper Courier-Mail ahead of her December/January band tour down under, Chan Marshall of Cat Power has revealed an interesting little snippet of info about her next studio album. Her first collection of original material since 2006’s The Greatest has no release date as yet and is still very early on in its genesis, but Chan says she is working on the songs alone for the time being and not with the Dirty Delta Blues band who have graced all three of her releases over the past few years. “I’m at a point where my heart tells me, ‘Chan, you haven’t played piano or guitar for four or five years,’ and I do have guilt about that,” she told the paper. “People ask me, ‘When are you going to play by yourself?’ I have problems with strange yearnings and guilt.” She also added, “I’m also frightened because some of them are sad again and I feel really nervous about that.”

Given that she has lately been partial to making her albums sound more interesting ahead of time than they actually turn out to be (*cough* Jukebox *cough*), it’s probably best not to get our hopes up too much for an album free of the lazy cool that the Dirty Delta Blues band seems to have inspired in her. She even added the caveat herself, saying “I don’t know if I should push all these [new] songs away and actually try to write and record it with the band.” Please, no.

Alan Pedder


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