Ratatat Releasing Fifth Studio Album ‘Magnifique’ July 17th

Today RATATAT, the duo of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud, have revealed they’ll release their fifth studio album Magnifique on July 17 via XL Recordings (out on Because Music in UK and Europe).  The 14-track album includes the recently released single “Cream On Chrome,” which the duo debuted during their closing, headline set at this year’s Coachella.  In support of Magnifique, RATATAT have already hit the road running with sold-out underplay shows in April and confirmed festival appearances at Primavera Sound, Governor’s Ball, Capital Hill Block Party and HARD Summer.

Following up on the experimental sounds of LP3 and LP4, RATATAT return to their core guitar-driven sound on Magnifique which was recorded over the course of four years in various studios in different locations including Jamaica (the country), upstate New York, Long Island, NY and their home studio in Brooklyn. The art for Magnifique includes a series of sketches drawn by Mast and Stroud during the recording sessions. What else can you expect on Magnifique: pedal steel guitar, the sound of a tiny 1940’s guitar amp found in a thrift store in Guadalajara used on “Intro,” a song named upon the discovery that the guys both had posters of a “ Countach” on their walls in junior high (the duo met in college), and a cover, their first ever, called “I Will Return” by Springwater (aka Phil Cordell).

Magnifique track list:

  1. Intro
  2. Cream On Chrome
  3. Magnifique
  4. Abrasive
  5. Countach
  6. Drift
  7. Pricks Of Brightness
  8. Nightclub Amnesia
  9. Cold Fingers
  10. Supreme
  11.  Rome
  12.  Primetime
  13. I Will Return
  14. 14. Outro

RATATAT has additionally announced they’ll play more West Coast headline shows in Vancouver on July 27, Portland, OR on July 29 and San Francisco on July 31 around their festival appearances at Seattle’s Capital Hill Block Party and Los Angeles’ Hard Summer Music Festival- full list of tour dates below

RATATAT on tour:

5/30 PRIMAVERA SOUND – BARCELONA, SPAIN

5/31 WE LOVE GREEN – PARIS, FR

6/5 GOVERNOR’S BALL – NEW YORK, NY

7/24-7/26 CAPITAL HILL BLOCK PARTY – SEATTLE, WA

7/27 THE VOGUE THEATRE – VANCOUVER, BC

7/29 ROSELAND THEATRE – PORTLAND, OR

7/31 THE REGENCY BALLROOM – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

8/2 HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL – POMONA, CA

8/14 ROUTE DU ROCK FESTIVAL – SAINT-MALO, FR

8/17 VEGA FESTIVAL – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

8/19 C/O POP FESTIVAL – COLOGNE, GERMANY

8/21 CABARET VERT FESTIVAL – CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, FR

8/22 PAREDES DE COURA FESTIVAL – PAREDES DE COURA, PORTUGAL

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