Archive for August 4th, 2010



[Picture of the band called ratatat]Aw, maaan. I have really been getting a lot of enjoyment from my music since I replaced my in-ear phones with proper headphones.  The difference is outstanding.  My walking about they city has become a joy despite the rain and cheerless grey sky.

Today I was rather enjoying Ratatat’s album “Classics“, it’s about four years old but it’s still fresh-sounding to me.

Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have come up with an excellent album — my fave this week being “Loud Pipes“, sublime.

Ratatat has toured in support of loads of band —  Björk, Daft Punk, Mouse on Mars, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, CSS, The Faint, Super Furry Animals, Clinic, Panther, The Killers, and Mogwai. They even became the first band to perform a public show inside the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (back in October 2006), so it is  a surprise to me that they are not better known.

Anyway, I don’t care about that, all I care about is the music.  I’d recommend Ratatat to anyone.

Check out their official website here: but they are also here:, and (of course) try

[embedded video of Loud Pipes by Ratatat]