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Ratatat – “Drugs” Video

Ratatat's video for "Drugs" is very terrifying, in a "Black Hole Sun" kind of way. More »

By: jessica / August 2, 2010

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach -- the person who organized MoMA's ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things -- asked me if I'd want to help curate shows for this summer's Warm Up series at PS1. You may have attended one/more of these Warm Up events in the past… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010

Ratatat – “Mahalo” Video

Last time through, Ratatat showed us how to "Party With Children" (hint: procure a bird). In the video for "Mahalo" -- shot by 1/2 of the band, Evan Mast -- we get a meditative and muddy glimpse of footage from a trek to Vietnam and Laos. It gels well with the song's wistful, beach-side… More »

By: brandon / June 8, 2010

Ratatat – “Party With Children”

Last time we checked in with Ratatat, they were performing "Pursuit Of Happiness" with Kid Cudi on Letterman (for another great collaboration, check out Ratatat/Despot's "Look Alive"). Now they've prepped the follow up to 2008's LP3, LP4 (of course), which was mostly recorded during the LP3 sessions. "Party With Children" has a skipping, complex… More »

By: jessica / May 6, 2010

Kid Cudi & Ratatat Bring “Pursuit Of Happiness” To Letterman

On Friday, Kid Cudi brought "Pursuit Of Happiness," a Ghostbusters t-shirt, and Ratatat (sans MGMT) to David Letterman. This live take on Man On The Moon's lit third single also comes with a trio of sharp-dressed backup singers, strings, and expressive soloing via Mike Stroud. Letterman knows what's up, rightly commenting there was "a… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009

New Kid Cudi (Feat. MGMT & Ratatat) – “Pursuit Of Happiness”

Following "Day 'N' Nite" and the Kanye and Common-featuring "Make Her Say," "Pursuit Of Happiness" is Man On The Moon: The End Of Day's third single and the first to feature the production of Ratatat and vocals of MGMT. (The Ratatat guys also produce and appear on "Alive.") It's a mellow positive track that… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2009

New Stephen Malkmus Video – “Gardenia”

Portland Filmmaker Dan Woods got a bunch of sorta-familiar indie rockers to sing "Gardenia," which is a fine backup plan when Stephen Malkmus is too much of a Jick to show up to his own video shoot. (J/K, Stevie.) Fortunately Portland is an indie rock theme park and a proven breeding round for fu… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008

New Ratatat Video – “Shempi”

As the American economy continues to implode and whimper, it's somehow comforting (not really) to know Ratatat are keeping their LP3 video budget as low as the Stock Market. The NYC duo's recycled and added warped Paul Simon and Chevy Chase's "Call Me Al" for "Flynn" and recycled war movie imagery in "Mirando."… More »

By: brandon / October 1, 2008

YACHT Remixes Stereolab, Ratatat

Remixes can be a dime a dozen (or a penny a laptop), but after listening to YACHT's tweaks of Stereolab and Ratatat tunes for a couple days, we figured they were more than worth posting. Jona Bechtolt's revamping of Ratatat's LP3 track "Mirando" transforms the song into a new entity, layering different noodles, bleeps, and… More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2008

New Ratatat Video – “Flynn”

We've seen the literally explosive video for Ratatat's toe and shrapnel-tapping "Mirando" and before that offered a more plaintive taste of LP3 with the purring down-tempo prog of "Shiller." Now the NYC duo of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud are making like a wavy, psychedelic Paul Simon and Chevy Chase with "Flynn," a… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2008

New Ratatat – “Mirando”

We gave you a taste of LP3, Ratatat's forthcoming, descriptively titled third album in the form of the plaintive "Shiller," a purring down-tempo bit that glides seamlessly into prog wonderland and back. Now we have a second helping. This one's a clicking, more toe-tapping "Mirando," which arrives in both image-free (i.e. MP3) and video… More »

By: brandon / May 23, 2008

New Ratatat – “Shiller” & LP3 Album Art

Ratatat, the 12-stringed New York electro duo of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud, are releasing their third album and Classics follow up LP3 at the beginning of July. To sate appetites, though, there's a vinyl-only 7" single out now with album track "Shiller" and future album track "Mahalo." As they write on the 7" sleeve,… More »

By: brandon / May 12, 2008

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 2.0: 2007 Mashed Up

In what is fast becoming a Stereogum tradition, we've once again conspired with master bootlegger team9 for a celebration of the year in singles. Of course "the year in singles" is a loaded term coming from us -- relatively massive as they are, Arcade Fire, M.I.A. and Band Of Horses aren't exactly Hot… More »

By: Stereogum / December 30, 2007