Thursday, August 03, 2006

Ratatat is Coming...

As a follow up to their, dancing gem of a debut LP, Ratatat have explored some new directions and named their sophmore album Classics. At this point I have only plucked a few tracks off hype machine, but I'm pretty certain that I'm going to love this album.

There is the standard Ratatat synth joy in "Wild Cats" - topped with a cheeky Cougar sample looping through the track. It's a song that could easily fit into S/T, but is fresh enough to find a home in Classics. The truly new material comes during "Tropicana," where the melodies drop back a few decades. Both GvB and BAFD pointed out the Beatles connections, so I don't want to rip them off, but it's pretty much out their in the open. The track is able to pick up on the magic of a drugged out Beatles song, and convert it to Euro pop. Can't wait to pick up the album on August 22nd (same day as my dentist appointment... yay).

[mp3] Ratatat - Tropicana
[mp3] Ratatat - Wild Cats

Go see Ratatat in LA:

9/20/06 Troubadour

If no one is dancing at the Troubadour, I think I might quit this blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

please don't... but then again, who the hell dances at shows in los angeles. Bastards... i'm always the 'tard dancing like crazy during the sets.

2:25 PM  
Blogger the_KING said...

I'll dance with you. Let's start a revolution.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on! dance disaster movement (ahhh shameless promotion) let's dance!

2:56 AM  

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