Black Cat Revival (formerly Wigglepussy, Indiana)

Black Cat Revival (formerly Wigglepussy, Indiana)

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Modern Pop's Evil Twin :: Dark, theatrical rock laden with deep hooks & poetic verse, backed by solid jazz-influenced musicianship and enhanced by a powerful multimedia live show.

Biography

Black Cat Revival (BCR) has been appropriately dubbed by the media as Modern Pop Music's Evil Twin. Dark, theatrical rock; deep hooks & poetic verse backed by solid jazz-influenced musicianship, enhanced by a powerful multimedia live show. Be afraid, be amused, be entertained. Fans of progressive, alternative, and art rock, metal, pop and avant-garde jazz all find a friend in Black Cat Revival. Within four years the band has self-released two albums on their own label Quan Productions, designed all of their own art & media materials, started their own publishing company "Whoopety-Smacks Music", and secured legal representation. BCR successfully supported a national college radio campaign with their second release, “Life at the Gallows,” that earned them 9th Most Added Album on CMJ in December 2003, with rotation on 100+ stations including embracement from the Upper Room with Joe Kelly, most notably with the songs Transylvanian Moonshine & White. Their songs have been placed in compilations, film projects, adapted to theatre, and licensed for TV--including most recently the appearance of "Big Blue Machine" and “Diamondback Jaws” on MTV's Real World and "Diamond City Shook" on the We Are the Future's “Voice Your Choice” compilation. Their music has also appeared in conjunction with comic books, art openings and stand-up comics. Through hard work, word-of-mouth, and buzz, they've grown their mailing list to over 500 citizens, a quarter of which are Street Team members, in less than a year. Their consistent Columbus draw has brought in up to 400 people at headlining shows, and they’ve been met with growing enthusiasm in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Athens, Dayton, Lexington, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Baltimore, Chicago, Louisville, and other cities. BCR has shared the stage with nationals acts including Whirlwind Heat, Guest, Freekbass, Jello Biafra, LP, and Buckra, showcased three years in a row at the Midpoint Music Festival, and continually receive positive reviews. The band’s focus is on continuing to expand their audience through regional touring in numerous Midwest, Southern, and Eastern markets, including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Morgantown, Knoxville, Nashville, as well as those mentioned above. In order to keep building that sphere outward, they are touring.

HERE’S WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID: “...(BCR) are one of the most unique bands I've ever heard, on Starpolish or elsewhere...and I’m guessing their live show is absolutely killer. ’Transylvanian Moonshine’ is a pleasantly moody synth masterpiece...with a Broadway Musical-worthy vocal performance...” -Gail Worley, Freelance Rock Critic
“Equal parts Prince and King Crimson, with a touch of Nick Cave drama thrown in…pastoral space rock and menacing art funk…” -Rick Allen, The Other Paper
“A keen sense of histrionic melodrama and a touch of pop that makes some of the oddest time-changes and instrumentation seem melodiously amiable. If you think Primus is ‘too metal’ and Ween isn’t catchy enough, Life at the Gallows could well become your favorite disc.” -Brian O’Neill, The Other Paper
"I only hope they continue to expand on their own sound...the next album will be a masterpiece." -Night Watchmen, Tastes Like Chicken

Lyrics

Transylvanian Moonshine

Written By: Wigglepussy, Indiana

Underneath the Other Lights out walking by myself
The boy made of bones smokes a lonely cigarette
On a long winding road I thread my thoughts through the pinhole stars
And I’m fighting off the cold as I take another drink of...

Transylvanian Moonshine
Warms my head in the dark secret night

Casting shadows from the hilltops in the midnight wind
The skin that’s wrapped around me is keeping it all in
The angel with the shaky wings doesn’t say anything
Just flashes me a toothless grin and offers me another drink of...

Transylvanian Moonshine
Warms my head in the dark secret night
Underneath the Other Lights
I come alive

The innocent and dreaming sway in nooses tied to the moon
Give the finger to the fading figure in the mirror, as thoughts become balloons
And I grab onto the strings and tie myself up to everything
I throw back my head and sing as I take another drink of...

Transylvanian Moonshine
Warms my head in the dark secret night
Underneath the Other Lights
I come alive

When I was a boy, I dreamed I lived forever
Tonight I died inside and wished I’d never dreamed of...

Transylvanian Moonshine
Warms my head in the dark secret night

Big Blue Machine

Written By: Wigglepussy Indiana

Eatin¡¦ up road in my big blue machine
The crooked moon and the black roses sing to me
A million miles to the gallon of whiskey, cigarette lightin¡¦ up my face
Spittin¡¦ my teeth out the window
The world behind me turns to flames...
And with a flash of the buckle on my big black boots
I stomp the gas to pass the past
My mind flips loose like film at the end of the reel
There¡¦s a lie behind the truth
Magic behind the illusion
Behind the great big blue is a black mystery

Tell me mine is glitter
Tell me mine is double
Tell me mine¡¦s still breathing
Tell me mine¡¦s forever

My bedroom was a red room where the red drum was the only drum
There I slept and dreamt the blueprints for a nightmare
My heartbeats cracked the ground around me, nothing made a sound around me
The candle on the windowsill flickered when I breathed

Tell me mine is glitter
Tell me mine is double
Tell me mine¡¦s still breathing
Tell me mine¡¦s forever

Now I¡¦m headed out of town with a head full of atom bombs
On my way to someplace I¡¦ve been goin¡¦ all along
My bedroom was a red room where the red drum was the only drum
There I slept and dreamt the blueprints for a nightmare
The sand of the desert sparkles in my eyes
The engine burning serves as a reminder

No more thunder, no more pain in the brain
No more walkin¡¦ around, bein¡¦ dry in the rain

Diamond City Shook

Written By: Wigglepussy Indiana

All they did was occupy their minds and pass the time and wait to die
They shrunk their gods to fit their needs and worshipped tiny idols
Then one night a signal came from the unknown
It zapped their heads, electrified their bones
And they were dancing in the streets
To ancient tribal rhythms
Stomping out the bodies of the fallen emperors

The Society for Moral Order came at them with bombs and mortar
Knife blade teeth and gun blasts in their eyes
The Diamond City shook
The adornments within
Quivered in the light of explosions

The Medicated Masses of the Radiated Nation
Citizens of the Civilization

We were all in paradise being feelers for the universe
With our heads full of blood, thoughts were in our fingertips
Motherboard will always love you
Deeper than the sky above you
Father told me not to go
Father never lied

Flat screen dream; Mind control
Digital bitches on patrol
All the creeps and the clones, wire heads and weirdos
Thugs on drugs and robot love
Looking up the sky above, it¡¦s breaking up, it¡¦s bearing down on me...
on me...

The Medicated Masses of the Radiated Nation
Citizens of the Civilization

Lay your body on the pile and look up to the sky for miles
Drop your penny in the well and wish you never go to hell

Carve a diamond from the stone and place it neatly on the throne
Light a match and watch it burn...fall down slow into the earth

Heaven help us it¡¦s our time to go
The sun is dancing over broken bones
The hunger has taken a hold of everything
And silent violence rushes through our veins

Discography

Life At The Gallows (Full album-2004): contains "Transylvanian Moonshine", "Doorlock Keyhole" and "White which recieved considerable college radio airplay.

Volatile Composition (Full album-2002):
contains "Blue" and "Spontaneous Combusion" which recieved some airplay. Also contains "Marionette" which was performed as a play by MadLab Theatre in Columbus OH 2 years in a row at the Grand Guignol.

Set List

Sets are typically 45 minutes long, but we can play shows up to 3 hours in length as we have before.

Our sets consist of newer, unreleased material, as well as material off of both our 2 released albums. Longer sets typically include one or more covers, such as:

Michael Jackson's "Beat It"
Nine Inch Nail's "Piggy"
The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun"
Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black"