Ratatat Announces New Album Details
Ratatat is one of those acts from last decade that never failed to find a solid placement in the scene's collective playlist, but with the rise of EDM, the band faded into the electronic abyss.
Both fans and industry rejoiced when the NYC alt-rock duo closed out Coachella’s Sahara Tent and unleashed their first track in over four years “Cream on Chrome,” however we had a feeling this wasn’t just a one-off deal. Considering their generous placement throughout the North American festival circuit this summer, we knew there was something else in the works.
Now, the duo of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud have finally broken the silence, unveiling the release date of their long-awaited, fifth studio album.
Their new album, Magnifique, was recorded over the past four years in Jamaica, upstate New York, Long Island and their home studio in Brooklyn. The album’s artwork (above) is composed of sketches drawn by Mast and Stroud whilst working on the album in the studio.
If the intro trailer (below) offers any insight at all, the new album is set to showcase the eery pitch-bending harmonies and instrumental fusion of their earlier work and hopefully new, exciting elements as well.
02 Cream on Chrome
07 Pricks of Brightness
08 Nightclub Amnesia
09 Cold Fingers
13 I Will Return
Ratatat 2015 Tour Dates:
05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/31 – Paris, FR @ We Love Green
06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
07/24-26 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
07/29 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
07/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
08/02 – Pomona, CA @ HARD Summer Music Festival
08/14 – Saint-Malo, FR @ Route du Rock Festival
08/17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Festival
08/19 – Cologne, DE @ C/O Pop Festival
08/21 – Charleville-Mezieres, FR @ Cabaret Vert Festival
08/22 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival