Cult of Cats

by Curse of Cassandra

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    Cult of Cats black t-shirt. Designed by Curse of Cassandra.

    *100% preshrunk cotton jersey knit t-shirt.
    *Seamless set-in rib knit collar with coverseam stitching.
    *Taped neck and shoulders.
    *Tubular knit construction.
    *Double-needle stitched sleeve and bottom hem.
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    Comes in eco-friendly cd jacket, with artwork by Curse of Cassandra.

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    CULT OF CATS BLACK UNISEX 80/20 ZIP HOODED SWEATSHIRTS

    *80% ring spun cotton, 20% polyester.
    *Jersey lined hood with flat matching drawstring.
    *Muff pocket.
    *Ribbed cuffs and waistband with 5% spandex.
    *Reactive dyed
    *Dischargeable.

    Adult sizes small-x-large. Design printed on back of hooded. Hand drawn and designed by Curse of Cassandra.
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  • Inspired by Curse of Cassandra's beloved sphynx cat Memnoch. Black and white enamel pin. 1.25 inch width.
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about

Cult of Cats (2016) is the second album to arise from a dark fairytale of desire by the electronic duo Curse of Cassandra. Descending into a world of effervescent melancholy and pretty gloom, Nicole Richter and Jacob Richter collaborated with producer Chris Fahey of Big Dragon Music to deliver another moonlit cauldron of melodic floor-booming tracks.

Their debut album Night explored the eroticism of vampires with themes of otherworldly desire and sensual beauty, and Cult of Cats materializes from a similar vein with its first track ‘Carpe Noctem’, a midnight call for witches to rise up and seize the night. The whisper-sung vocals of Nicole drift above a driving bass line and powerful tom drums, and the words of Audre Lorde appear like tendrils of smoke dancing around a crackling pyre.

Breathing fire and roaring out of the gates, ‘Dragon on a Leash’ is an anthem for expressing sexual diversity, as piercing synths give way to ferocious dance beats and triumphant breakdowns of rebellious rage. Summoning soundscapes that are reminiscent of the dreamlike gothic visions of artists Victoria Frances and Tim Burton, ‘Ghost of You’ continues to explore obsessive romance with lyrics like “I need your demons to love me” and “I want your last remains.”

The fourth track ‘We Will Not Hide’ is a song for anyone who has ever felt different, or felt like they do not fit in, to make a stand and defy the oppression they may face by being who they are and choosing not to hide. Emerging from crystalline bells, shadows pulse in ‘Falling’ as Jacob croons over its rolling, churning beat. ‘Stardust’ evokes more themes of love and death, and the sultry vocals of Nicole bring the album to a close in its last track ‘Hold Me, Kill Me, Slay Me’ like a shimmering full moon on the darkest of nights.

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released May 22, 2016

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Curse of Cassandra Dayton, Ohio

Curse of Cassandra is an electronic duo from Ohio. Dark, whispery vocals mix with glittering dance beats to conjure worlds of ‘witch-dance’ and ‘grave wave.’

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Track Name: Dragon on a Leash
Dragon, leash, wolf, cage, demon, beast, love, pain

I want it with girls
And I want it with boys
I want it with someone who's neither one make some noise
I want it with girls
And I want it with boys
I want it with someone who's always on, like my toys

I'm a dragon on a leash and a wolf in a cage
And everyone is telling me to act my age
So I'm taking you down to New Orleans
We're gonna dig up the skeletons and dance with the queens

Dragon, leash, wolf, cage, demon, beast, love, pain

I wanna build worlds
Utopia now
A city of queers, a cult of cats
Meow, meow
I will stop time
And I'll kill the past
I'm a switch witch, as witchy witch
The spell's been cast

I'm a dragon on a leash and a wolf in a cage
And everyone is telling me to act my age
So I'm taking you down to New Orleans
We're gonna dig up the skeletons and dance with the queens

Dragon, leash, wolf, cage, demon, beast, love, pain
Track Name: Ghost of You
Am I alone, I know you're here
My breath is still, I have no fear
You come to me, when I'm asleep
I'm ready know to feel complete

I want the ghost of you
I want your last remains
I want the ghost of you
All your misery and all your pain
I need your demons to love me
I need your demons to love me

I will not hide, my body wakes
I'm split inside, my mirror breaks
You float above, my shadow cries
I want our love to rise tonight

I want the ghost of you
Tell me when to breathe
I want the ghost of you
Tell me when to breathe

I need your demons to love me
I need your demons to love me
Tell me when to breathe
Tell me when to breathe

Am I alone, I know you're here
My breath is still, I have no fear
You come to me, when I'm asleep
I'm ready know to feel complete
Track Name: We Will Not Hide
Along the shores we live
Gods and goddesses of night
Beyond the walls they build
We were born to swing far and wide
Even if our ribs may crack and give
The flames still bite our eyes
Take back the fire our night begins

With the doors shut tight, I'll dance with you
And there's no light, I'll dance with you

We will not hide tonight, We will not hide tonight
The stars will be our friends, the night will never end
We will not hide tonight

Why do they love the sun?
It's hard to understand their choice
We only feel it burn
The dawn and dusk and stars destroy
When the starlight shines, I'll dance with you
In the pale moonlight, I'll dance with you


We will not hide tonight, We will not hide tonight
The stars will be our friends, the night will never end
We will not hide tonight
Track Name: Stardust
Love and death awaken now
Love and death awaken now

Aching, I'm waiting
Feeling obscene
Waking, I'm breaking
Causing a scene

Love and death awaken now
Love and death awaken now

Stealing, revealing our next sacrifice
Tearing hearts open we're feasting tonight

Make it rain stardust, let it unite us
Make it rain glitter, make it rain blood
Make it rain all night, make it rain love

Make it rain stardust, let it unite us
Make it rain blacklight, make it rain doom
Make it rain beats like boom boom boom

Love and death awaken now
Love and death awaken now

Shaking, breathtaking desires unleash
Painstaking, craving my final release

Hazel crescent onyx twine
Chalice ribbons furies wine
Poppies silver willow smoke
Madness sleep garlands rope
Crystals wax rowan leather
Thistles garters sprites feathers

Make it rain stardust, let it unite us
Make it rain glitter, make it rain blood
Make it rain all night, make it rain love

Make it rain stardust, let it unite us
Make it rain blacklight, make it rain doom
Make it rain beats like boom boom boom
Track Name: Darkborn
Now we are born, out of the dark
Now we are one, bearing the mark
Open your eyes, there comes a light
Burn up the skies, shadows ignite
Witches get up, it's time to play
We gotta dance, glow in the dark, it's time to rage!

Now we are born, out of the dark
Now we are one, bearing the mark
Now we are born, out of the dark
Now we are one, bearing the mark

We will not age, time is a trap
We go where we want, rip up the map
Witches get up, throw on shrouds
Gather around, glitter and blood, burn it all down

Now we are born, out of the dark
Now we are one, bearing the mark
Now we are born, out of the dark
Now we are one, bearing the mark
Track Name: Hold Me Kill Me Slay Me
Hold me, I'll hold you

Is it the cold of your hands crawling over mine
Feels like I'm caught in the maze of your mad design
Could it be all the ways you shiver, rolling down my spine
Always lovely hearing your voice, in the dead twilight

Hold me, I'll hold you
Kill me, I'll kill you
Slay me, I'll slay

For the last time
How do I bury you?
How do I bury you?

There's no escape from your world of insanity
Am I awake or drowning in my memories?
Everything you are controls me, why do I love this cage?
No one keeps me torn up like you, I want you all the same

Hold me, I'll hold you
Kill me, I'll kill you
Slay me, I'll slay