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Animal Collective

Prospect Hummer (RSD15)

fat cat

record store day 2015 - lp + download

Released: 18th Apr 2015


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this is a record store day 2015 release. Stock will be available in store on a 1st come 1st served basis, strictly 1 per customer. Any remaining stock will be made available online at 12.01am Saturday 25th april.

Released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original release, the first-ever time this has been available on vinyl, pressed to a limited edition of 1,500 copies.

It will be packaged in full colour sleeve/inner and includes full download coupon. Almost exactly ten years since its original release on FatCat, Animal Collective’s ‘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 EP’s 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 Tet’s Kieran Hebden having recently played as part of Vashti’s 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.

Prospect Hummer (RSD15)


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