Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans
Surely The Big Cats need little in the way of introduction 'round these parts. The band is closing in on two decades of turning out catchy, melodic rock 'n' roll with a power-pop tinge. Last year saw the release of "The Ancient Art of Leaving: High & Low." The second installment, "The Ancient Art of Leaving: Two Parts," is out Nov. 6 on Max Recordings.
So after you've gone and voted (it is your civic duty, after all), you can pick that baby up on a shiny CD, as a download, or, if you dig good ol' vinyl for your listening purposes, The Big Cats have got three of 'em for you. That's right, the Cats are entering that most rarefied of rock realms by releasing a triple-elpee, thus joining the likes of The Clash and George Harrison.
It includes both installments of the album, is pressed on 180-gram wax and it's $25 (and you'll also get a download of the whole thing). They're doing a super limited run — just 300 — so if you want one, you might ought to go ahead and pre-order it.
And hey, Collector Nerd Alert! The first 100 copies will be pressed up on clear vinyl!
Want get a taste first? Well here you go: