Jam the Signal

by Black Cat Habitat

Released 2016
Released 2016
Power chords, female vocals that alternate between contemplative and gut-wrenching, and a driving rhythm made for the road.
Black Cat Habitat is soulful and shamelessly melodic indie pop-rock with a beautifully worn 90's alt-sensibility, led by singer-songwriter Rachel McCullough. Rachel's vocals have been described as "wickedly sweet" and "captivating." She writes and performs bittersweet songs about longing, triumph, and finding your own habitat.

About the Album: This is Rachel McCullough's first release using her middle name. Up until a few years ago, she went by her first name, Deb. As Deb Cohen, she released the Black Cat Habitat debut CD, "Ready to Bruise," and three Rubin Kinkaid CDs, "Pink Elephant," "Don't Ask," and "Not a War." Her songwriting evolution has found her squarely back in the arms of rock, with big vocals, poignant lyrics, and hope. Always hope.

All songs written by Rachel McCullough
Rachel McCullough - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Pier Giacalone - Lead Guitar
Mark Carson - Bass (except Broke My Heart, played by Pier Giacalone)
Mike Wexler - Drums
Produced and Engineered by Pier Giacalone
Recorded and Mixed by Pier Giacalone at Hopetown Sound (Doylestown, PA)
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios (New York, New York)
Photography by Frank Pronesti

About the Songs: Deeply personal and emphatic without being overdone, the songs include driving rhythms, soaring vocals, and harmonic layers sitting atop swirling guitars. With Rachel on vocals and rhythm guitar, producer Pier Giacalone's lead guitar work catapults "Jam the Signal," "Ambushed," and "The Big Mistake" to the big sounds they crave. Mark Carson brings bass bottom end to "Somebody Brought You Home" and Mike Wexler's precision drumming keeps "Broke My Heart" true to its pop/punk roots.