Anyone with a morsel of knowledge about music at the moment loves and/or respects the wonderous world of Brighton-based label Fat Cat Records, home of twinkly lo-fi electronicaists Sigur Rós, Múm, Jap-Noize-Eaters Xinlisupreme and underground gems like Set Fire to Flames, Black Dice and Giddy Motors. The label has also been a temporary residence for Bjork, Kid606 and loads more...
To celebrate six brilliant years of great music, the retrospective 'Branches & Routes', featuring rare, remixed & unreleased tracks is out in July [tracklisting below]. And to promote the release and concrete the label's place in music history, they're putting on a two-day festival @ Union Chapel, in Islington, London. The line-ups are still to be confirmed but are "very likely" (accordian to the pr peeps) to be:
1st Sigur Ros, Fennesz, Animal Collective
2nd Múm, David Grubbs, Mice Parade
Ticket info and all that jazz is still be announced, but get your diary emptied.
Anyway, the compilation not only has an unreleased Sigur Rós track but previews forthcoming FatCat albums by HiM [not to be confused with BMG rock-suckers], Crescent [not to be confused with dropped scouse-suckerz!], and Party of One. The tracklisting for 'Branches & Routes' is as follows...
01 David Grubbs - "Transom"
02 Mice Parade - "Pursuant to the Vibe"
03 Múm - "Green Grass of Tunnel"
04 Process - "E1"
05 Kid 606 - "Die in California"
06 Set Fire To Flames - "Steal Compass/Drive North/Disappear"
07 Björk mit Funkstörung - "All is Full of Love (in love with Funkstörung)"
08 Transient Waves - "Cruise Control"
09 Duplo Remote - "Cusp"
10 Matmos - "Freak N You"
11 Grain - "Untitled 3"
12 Stromba - "Invisible Stink"
13 HiM - "Slow Slow Slow"
01 Sigur Rós - "Ég Mun Læknast"
02 Fennesz - "Badminton Girl"
03 Drowsy - "Bright Dawn"
04 Crescent - "Spring"
05 Team Doyobi - "E5"
06 Com.a - "Radio Squelch Crush Land"
07 Dorine_Muraille - "Dopées"
08 The Dylan Group - "Avila"
09 Programme - "N'importe Quoi Pour N'importe Qui"
10 Party Of One - "Shotgun Funeral"
11 Xinlisupreme - "Murder License"
12 Giddy Motors - "Baddie Who?"
13 Black Dice - "Things Will Never be the Same"
14 Sylvain Chauveau - "Minéral"
Also, while we have your attention, checkout their radio show on the very brilliant TotallyRadio.com which'll be home of the DiS radio show when we get chance to record it!
DiScuss: What's your favourite Fat Cat release?