Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ratatat - Wildcat

Ratatat is an electronic band from Brooklyn, New York, USA, whose members are the guitarist Mike Stroud and synthesizer driver and producer Evan Mast.

Stroud and Mast originally met as students at Skidmore College, but did not work together musically until 2001, when their project was named Cherry (later the name of the final song on their debut album). Written and recorded in the bedroom of Mast’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment, the band’s debut album Ratatat for XL Recordings was released in 2004. This album is entirely instrumental, except for excerpts of dialogue at the ends of some tracks. Ratatat has toured with bands such as Interpol, Clinic, Junior Boys, The Killers, The Faint, Daft Punk, The Shins and most recently Björk.

Their discography consists on:
-> "Ratatat" (2004);
-> "Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Vol 1" (2004), where they have several remixes from other artist's songs;
-> "Classics", from which the single Wildcat was taken (October 2006);
-> "LP3" (2008);
-> "LP4" (June 2010, although it was leaked online in late April).