Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cat Power's love letter to Manhattan includes stops in Tompkins Square Park and Max Fish



Stereogum has the new video clip from onetime East Village resident Cat Power today... Here's their take: "'Manhattan'" is an absolutely gorgeous wafting cloud of a song from Cat Power’s excellent 2012 album Sun, and its brand-new video effectively works as a love letter to the titular island."

Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, co-directed the video with Greg Hunt. You'll spot many very familiar locations throughout the song.

Per Stereogum: "This is a wonderful music video, and if you are not currently in New York, it will make you wish you were there."

h/t EVG reader Riad

14 comments:

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Her, Fiona Apple, and Neko Case. All day. All day.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Sorry for the double comment but don't blink at 1:26 you'll chuckle...

DrBOP said...

ABSOLUTELY beeeeyooootahfull.....
...good eye EVG!

And in case folks missed it, Vampire Weekend recently released another nice trip around town in vid/song "Step" also available at Vevo or YouTube.
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to hear some Manhattan love - all I hear is hate nowadays.

BabyDave said...

Great stuff. Is that Grace Church at 2:56?

Hey19 said...

@Dr Bop,
I like those two new VW songs, Step is v cool and cool shots of NYC. The other viddy kind of hurts cause I have such a thing for old Saabs, but its a good song.

This is great, I dont know much about Cat Power, but a good song and great Max Fish Cameo.

Great older NYC Vid?
Talib Get By
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7iwu_talib-kweli-get-by_music#.UV3NWmvdXJg


Ha actually the same shot of Pell? as in the Cat Power vid.

Scott said...

Shawn, while listing musical goddesses you left out Liz Phair.

Anonymous said...

Nice Economy Candy shot too.

BT said...

Thanks for posting this EVG. Nice vibe to the song...

vzabuser said...

Saw Cat Power at Town Hall...Beautiful Girl, Beautiful Hall!

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is really terrific. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Suck it, Brooklyn. We still got it, yuppietown or not

Anonymous said...

Nice to see her looking so happy!

VH McKenzie said...

mmmm yummy, love it.