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Cat no. FATSP09LP

1: It's You
2: Prospect Hummer
3: Baleen Sample
4: I Remember Learning How to Drive

Almost exactly ten years since its original release on FatCat, Animal Collectives Prospect Hummer EP is being re-issued as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 18th. Previously only available on CD and digitally, the record is this time made available in a first-ever vinyl pressing in a limited edition of 1,500 copies (UK / Europe). Prospect Hummer was the last release to see Animal Collective operating in a largely acoustic singer-songwriter / freak-folk mode, and three of the EPs four tracks feature the sweet, distinctive vocals of cult singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan, whose last abum the brilliantly-received Heartleap was released by FatCat at the end of last year. The idea for this EP germinated during a 2003 tour which saw Animal Collective (playing as an Avey Tare / Panda Bear duo) supporting Four Tet across the UK. Having long been huge fans of her sole album at that time (the rediscovered 1970 gem, Just Another Diamond Day), Animal Collective happened to meet Vashti when the tour passed through Edinburgh (Four Tets Kieran Hebden having recently played as part of Vashtis band during her first live set in over 30 years at the Royal Festival Hall). Following this meeting, ideas were hatched and conversations began, culminating in the group selecting these three beautiful songs for Vashti to make a home in.