See Also: The Criminals
This is what happens when punk rock grows up. “hands in the estuary, torso in the lake” is Black Cat Music‚s third release to date. Their unique brand of rock and roll has been thrilling audiences and listeners since the summer of 1998, and this album reinforces that fervent underground popularity. The group has extended the reach of their hard driving, nervous breakdown rock and roll, and at the same time developed their own pained blues. This is not a band whose influences are easily traced. Time spent playing in punk bands certainly leaves its mark. But as is usually the case when it comes to Black Cat Music, nothing is what it seems. This is a dark album, but never nihilistic. It is rock, it is blues, it is frantic, it is a portrait of the darker side of modern life.
For three years, Black Cat Music has kept Bay Area audiences wanting more. Those lucky enough to catch a live performance from this often-elusive band can count on an experience like no other. With prior bands including the Criminals, the Receivers, Multi Facet, and the Magnetic, all four members know their way around a stage. But it‚s the sum of these four parts that creates such urgent rock and roll. Black Cat Music speaks to the loss, regret, beauty, and passion in all of us.
L275 Lookout Freakout Episode 2
L269 Hands In The Estuary…Torso In The Lake
Compact Disc / 12″ Vinyl
L235 Lookout! Freakout
L249 One Foot In The Grave