Cat Power Would Do Very Well in a Geography Bee


Time to check in with Chan Marshall, who hasn't released an album since 2008's Jukebox and hasn't released original (meaning: non-cover) material since 2006. That is all about to change! So please now allow pixie-haired Chan — it was a breakup cut, she says — to present the details, and the album's first single, "Ruin," in video-graffiti form below. If you are a fan of atlases, surprisingly sunny post-relationship attitudes, and/or hypnotic piano hooks, then this is the summer jam for you. Can also double as a Geography 101 study guide. Sun is due September 4.