They said it couldn’t be done. Four different songwriters joining forces to form a single band? There was simply no precedent (outside of CSNY, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, The Highwaymen, Monsters of Folk, etc). And yet Fantastic Cat did it anyway, defying the odds and teaming up to record their highly unanticipated debut, The Very Best Of Fantastic Cat, out now on Blue Rose. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a wildly satisfying collection of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll," the album gleefully careens between genres and decades, mixing electrified ’60s roots and ’70s AM radio gold as it balances careful craftsmanship and ecstatic abandon in equal measure.
Individually, each member of Fantastic Cat boasts their own impressive resume along with a litany of critical acclaim. The Guardian dubbed Don DiLego “one to watch.” NPR said Anthony D’Amato “sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter.” Rolling Stone called Brian Dunne’s latest single a “stunner” and praised Mike Montali’s band, Hollis Brown, as “the soundtrack for a late-night drive through the American heartland.” Collectively, though, the four transcend their respective roots, emerging as an instrument-swapping, harmony-trading, tear-jerking, wise-cracking rock and roll cooperative far greater than the sum of its parts.
They say some cats are born fantastic; others have fantasy thrust upon them. These guys are somewhere in the middle.
"The supergroup-you-need-to-know" - Rolling Stone
"A wildly satisfying collection of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll" - Rolling Stone
"Harmony-swapping heartbreakers" - American Songwriter
"Cathartic, life-affirming fervor"- No Depression
"A formidable collection" - Glide Magazine
"At once fun, freewheeling, achingly intimate, and beautifully honest" - Atwood Magazine
"One of the most impressive debuts so far this year" - Americana Highways
* National TV Debut On CBS Saturday Morning
* Rolling Stone Video Premiere
"C'mon Armageddon" Featured In The Soundtrack
Of Paramount+'s "Tulsa King" Starring Sylvester Stallone
* LP Hit #1 on Amazon Folk Chart and #2 on iTunes Alternative Chart
* Multiple 1M+ Editorial Spotify Playlist Placements
Including Fresh Finds and All New Indie
* Radio Play Everywhere From WFUV and KEXP
To SiriusXM The Spectrum and Outlaw Country
* Headline Record Release at NYC's Bowery Ballroom
* Festival Dates At In Between Days, Mile of Music, Underwater
Sunshine, Down The Hatch, Light of Day, Kilkenny Roots (Ireland),
Roots & Roses (Belgium), And More