The proposed EPICS readout takes a traditional EPI readout and makes it suitable for Compressed Sensing. This novel readout keeps the EPI direction constant and employs pseudo-spiral under-sampling on a Cartesian grid in the other two (phase encoded) directions. EPICS delivers the flexibility offered by spiral sequences with the relative ease of Cartesian CS reconstruction. Multiple spiral types and patterns with flexible TE's are compared. In-vivo brain image data shows good image quality at 7T. Future 4D-EPICS fMRI acquisitions will be able to profit from regularized CS reconstructions.