Cat Power Shares Jim Jarmusch-Directed Video for "A Pair of Brown Eyes"

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Cat Power Shares Jim Jarmusch-Directed Video for "A Pair of Brown Eyes"

New York filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is no stranger to working with musicians, whether it’s been with his documentaries about The Stooges and Neil Young, or casting the likes of Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, multiple Wu-Tang Clan members and (once again) Iggy Pop in his movies. He’s also directed music videos for Talking Heads, Big Audio Dynamite and The Raconteurs. Now, Cat Power (aka singer/songwriter Chan Marshall) has joined that group of heavyweights, sharing the Jarmusch-directed video for her cover of The Pogues’ “A Pair Of Brown Eyes.”

Cat Power’s version of the song, which originally appeared on the band’s 1985 album Rum Sodomy & The Lash, comes from her most recent album Covers, which came out this past January, and swaps The Pogues’ guitar-and-accordian backing with layers of harmonies, mellotron and minimal percussion. The video matches the stark difference in instrumentation to a T, placing the singer and her mellotron in a cloud of white fog, and mirroring the ethereal quality she brings to the track.

“As someone who deeply loves Cat Power’s music, getting to collaborate with Chan on this video was like a dream come true,” Jarmusch said in a statement. “She’s so inspiring to me, of course as an artist, but she’s also just such an extraordinary person.”

Cat Power is currently on tour, playing dates across the U.S. and Europe, continuing with a show in Detroit tomorrow night (April 21) and wrapping up on Sept. 14 in Grass Valley, California. She’s also added new North American dates throughout the summer, including stops in Chicago and San Francisco.

Check out the video for “A Pair of Brown Eyes” below, and keep scrolling for an updated list of Cat Power’s 2022 tour dates.

Cat Power Tour Dates:

April
21 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
25 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
26 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
27 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
30 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall

May
01 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
22 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
28 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
29 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
31 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Cooperative de Mai

June
01 – Luxembourg, LU @ L’Atelier
03 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
06 – Cenon, FR @ Le Rocher de Palmer
07 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
08 – Rennes, FR @ Le Mem – Rennes
12 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg
13 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
15 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
16 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
20 – Roma, IT @ Auditorium Parco Della Musica
21 – Sesto Al Reghena, IT @ Sexto ‘Nplugged 2022
22 – Zürich, CH @ Kaufleuten

July
16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theatre
18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
20 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
21 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
27 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
30 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

August
01 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
02 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
03 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

September
09 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theater
10 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
12 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace Theatre
13 – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
14 – Grass Valley, CA @ Center for the Arts