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Fantastic Cat Commit to the Bit With New Album and Video Featuring Adam Duritz

Fantastic Cat must have kompromat over Adam Duritz and DMC. For some reason, the Counting Crows frontman and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rapper appear in the music video for the band’s video for “So Glad You Made It.” The end result is, in typical Fantastic Cat fashion, a cheesy scream, complete with cringey one-liners and an “app” that allows the group to sing like Duritz (spoiler: he really does lend his voice to the song).

“So Glad You Made It” appears on Fantastic Cat’s new album Now That’s What I Call Fantastic Cat, the follow-up to their 2022 debut The Very Best of Fantastic Cat. Out today, the album is the group’s first collaborative effort in writing songs: Their debut was a mix of material that each member — Brian Dunne, Don DiLego, Anthony D’Amato, and Mike Montali — brought separately to the band.

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On Thursday, Fantastic Cat hosted a listening party that doubled as a pet adoption drive benefitting Animal Care Centers of New York. “A lot of people said we couldn’t make a second album, or rather that we shouldn’t make a second album,” D’Amato said in a statement. “It turns out they were right, but at least we helped some cats in the process.”

Fantastic Cat kick off their tour in support of Now What’s What I Call Fantastic Cat with a headlining show at Brooklyn Made on Friday night. On Saturday, they’ll perform on CBS Saturday Morning, their latest TV appearance following a white-suited affair on New York station WPIX earlier this week.

Fantastic Cat tour dates:
June 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made 
June 8 – Amagansett, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse 
June 9 – Red Bank, NJ @ Jack’s Music Shoppe – Acoustic In-Store
June 12 – Hershey, PA @ The Englewood 
June 13 – Hagerstown, MD @ Hub City Vinyl 
June 14 – Charlottesville@, VA @ The Southern 
June 15 – Asheville, NC @ Pisgah Brewing Co 
June 16 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic 
June 18 – Elkton, MD @ Elkton Music Hall 
June 19 – Wayne, PA @ 118 North 
June 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
June 21 – Greenfield, MA @ Green River Festival
June 23 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
June 27 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met 
June 28 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 
June 29 – Katonah, NY @ American Roots Music Festival
Aug. 2-3 – Appleton, WI @ Mile of Music
Aug. 6 – Bethlehem, PA @ Bethlehem Musikfest
Aug. 7 – Woodbridge, NJ @ Woodbridge Summer Concert Series
Aug. 8 – Cumberland, MD @ Levitt AMP
Aug. 10 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena 
Aug. 13 – Exton, PA @ Eagleview
Aug. 14 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
Aug. 25 – Chesterfield, MO @ Break Room
Aug. 26 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery 
Aug. 27 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark 
Aug. 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
Aug. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box
Sept. 27-29 – Sisters, OR @ Sisters Folk Festival

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