Following on from the release of their acclaimed fifth album Magnifique, the Brooklyn based duo of Mike Stroud and Evan Mast (aka Ratatat) have announced a one-off date in October, preceded by the release of their new single ‘Abrasive’ (watch the video above).
With Magnifique, Ratatat returned to their core guitar-driven sound, with an album that was recorded over the course of four years in various studios in locations such as Jamaica, long Island and upstate New York. Deploying pedal steel guitar, tiny 1940’s guitar amps found in a thrift store in Guadalajara and much more besides.
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Magnifique is a nod to the past (particularly on a cover of “I Will Return” by Springwater) while also looking steadfastly into the glittering future.
The full list of upcoming live dates is as follows…
14th August 2015 – La Route Du Rock, France
15th August 2015 – Way Out West, Sweden
17th August 2015 – VEGA, Denmark
19th August 2015 – Cologne Music Festival, Germany
20th August 2015 – Krakow Live Festival, Poland
21st August 2015 – Le Cabaret Vert, France
22nd August 2015 – Paredes de Coura Festival, Portugal
28th October 2015 – Brixton Electric, London
31st October 2015 – Pitchfork Festival, Paris