Cat Power: ‘Sun’ Due in September

News of yet another long-awaited release we’ve been expecting to hear word about this year just hit: Cat Power’s follow-up to 2008’s Jukebox (a set of mostly covers) and 2006’s all-original LP, The Greatest, is set for September 11, 2012. While Chan Marshall herself unveiled the final title and expected release date over the weekend, she’s been fairly open about the recording process over the past few years — first sharing its tentative title for the Times way back in the fall of ’06, then describing her goal of playing all the instruments for the record in 2010, and finally testing out new material on the road last year.

It’s unclear whether December’s one-off charity single, a re-recording of “King Rides By,” made the cut, but it certainly bodes well in conjunction with those live tunes we’ve heard for what’s to come. In the meantime, revisit that tune along with footage of 2 new songs performed at the Fillmore in San Francisco last February below: