Alt-rock, alt-pop Americana songstress Elizabeth McCullough, aka Alpha Cat, crafts powerful, lyric driven songs in the vein of The Pixies and The Del Fuegos.
Staying true to the ethos of her name, Alpha Cat’s newest album, Venus Smile ….retrograde, explores the dichotomy of intuition and power. “This record addresses the divisions in society and asks for them to be healed by addressing our commonalities,” McCullough asserts. “It’s a hopeful resolution and reconnection to a world that has become too divided, too extreme.”
Featuring an all star cast of musicians, Venus Smile ….retrograde boasts performances by guitarist Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, John Mayer,) bassist Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder, Parliament Funkadelic, Elton John) and cellist Jane Scarpantoni (REM, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). It’s a bigger sound than Alpha Cat’s previous efforts but clearly comes from the same personal space. Reflecting on the intimate nature of the lyrics, McCullough states “It’s really all about how a broken heart can show you what you are made of.”