A Slate writer has selected a pretty straightforward selection of their signature tunes, with YouTube clips right here.
I like the story about splicing the tapes and normalizing them, turning the rhythm irregular.
I also like the story about how they ended up spelling it F-e-a-t.
I always liked the Feat, spent lots of time listening to Dixie Chicken and Waiting for Columbus during high school and college days, but there was always something a little off to me, that kept me from the full embrace. Maybe it was the irregular beats.
Or the artwork.