The first time Angela Perley met her band was also their first rehearsal, recording and photo shoot.

The first time Angela Perley met her band was also their first rehearsal, recording and photo shoot.

"We had kind of a blind date musical meeting," Perley said. "It was pretty crazy."

Fred Blitzer, who is seeking to develop artists through his 1305 Artists company, discovered Perley's back porch recordings when her former college roommate interned at Blitzer's Grandview multimedia compound in fall 2008. Within days, Blitzer recruited some of his favorite Columbus musicians to sit in with Hilliard native Perley, who had recently graduated from Ohio University.

The combination clicked, and before the year ended, Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons made their live debut.

In the two years since that initial encounter, Perley and core collaborators Chris Connor (guitar) and Billy Zehnal (bass) have become a seasoned unit, breathing life into Perley's folksy cabaret tunes as quickly as she cranks them out. And she cranks them out fast.

Five of those tunes are collected on "Black Cat," the five-track debut to be released Saturday with a show at Rumba Cafe. It's the first in a series of four EPs they hope to release over the next year.

Perley said she chose the songs out of her bounty of material because they set a consistent mood, inspired by old murder ballads and Victorian fairy tales.

"They're all about death or magic in some sense," she said.

Her prolific streak stretches back to her OU days, when she began writing songs in batches and instantly recording them on her back porch. She and her bandmates hope to bring back that spirit of spontaneity next time out after tinkering with "Black Cat" for the better part of a year.

The trouble will be getting another record done before Perley's fruitful productivity renders it obsolete.

"The list just stacks," Connor said. "We're not keeping up."