Cat Power pens a love letter to "Manhattan" in her latest video.
Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is a tale of two cities. First, there's the Atlanta Chan, who made her soul/blues-rock debut in the Peachtree Street liberal arts scene alongside artists like Magic Bone and Opal Foxx Quartet. Then, there's New York City Chan, who became a Lower East Side staple in the '90s, famously opening for fellow folk singer Liz Phair and cementing her career with seminal albums like Dear Sir and Myra Lee, followed by Moon Pix and You Are Free. And while she'll always have her Southern roots, Cat Power owes a serious debt to NYC, a debt she fully repays in her marvelously scenic "Manahttan" video, the latest single from 2012's Sun.
Watch Cat Power's "Manhattan" video after the jump.
Rick Ross was confirmed as a drive-by shooting target yesterday, per a police statement.
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+ Paramore have announced the first dates of their North American tour in support of their forthcoming eponymous album, due April 9. The group kicks things off in Houston on April 25 and ends this leg of the tour on May 16 in New York. (MTV News)
+ Justin Bieber opens up in this week's Billboard cover story about the Grammy snub, his music, and also about his breakup with Selena Gomez. "I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been," he said. "I'm trying to get through what I'm going through." (MTV News)
+ Watch a promo of Selena Gomez's upcoming "Wizards Of Waverly Place" special, called "The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex." It premieres March 15 on the Disney Channel. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Listen to a smooth new version of Cat Power's "Manhattan"; the track has been remixed by producer Ryan Hemsworth and features vocals by Angel Haze. The original tune appeared on Cat Power's Sun, which was released last year. (Pitchfork)
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