Artist Name: Ratatat

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RatatatRatatat, from Brooklyn, New York, United States is an electronic music duo: guitarist Mike Stroud and synthesizer driver and producer Evan Mast (E*Vax).

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.

Ratatat have been known to remix other artists' songs, most notably on their limited 2004 release Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Vol 1, which garnered the attention of Rolling Stone. In 2005, the band remixed a track for Swedish band Shout Out Louds and The Knife.

In August 2006, Ratatat released a second album Classics, from which the single Wildcat was taken.

In October 2006, a demo album from Ratatat entitled 9 Beats was leaked online. This set of tracks does not appear on any official discography listings. The tracks consist of short instrumental electronic musical pieces and demos for their next mixtape.
This release was followed by another remix album, Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Vol 2 which was released in 2007. This album featured 14 new remixes featuring: Bun B, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Slim Thug, Devin the Dude, Young Jeezy, T.I., Beanie Sigel, Pimp C, Ludacris, Young Buck, Saigon, Juvenile, Z-ro, Memphis Bleek, Kanye West and exclusive tracks from Despot and Beans.

A third album, LP3, was released on July 8th, 2008.

In late April 2010, Ratatat's fourth album, LP4 was leaked online. The originally announced release date was June 8th, 2010.

Both musicians have had experience with other projects, such as Mast's E*Vax and Carpet Musics and Stroud's stage work with Ben Kweller and Florida's alternative rock band Dashboard Confessional.

The track Seventeen Years was featured in the 2008 movie Cloverfield.

The track Loud Pipes was featured in MLB 07: The Show for Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and Playstation Portable.

For merchandise visit, http://www.ratatatmusic.com

Top Track of Atist: Ratatat

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Loud Pipes

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Wildcat - Ratatat

Wildcat

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Seventeen Years - Ratatat

Seventeen Years

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2,027,460
Lex - Ratatat

Lex

266,515
1,684,155
Gettysburg - Ratatat

Gettysburg

225,333
1,350,968
Montanita - Ratatat

Montanita

213,669
1,210,981
Nostrand - Ratatat

Nostrand

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Kennedy - Ratatat

Kennedy

203,265
1,198,024
Tropicana - Ratatat

Tropicana

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1,125,984
Swisha - Ratatat

Swisha

186,225
1,018,061
El Pico - Ratatat

El Pico

178,798
998,960
Mirando - Ratatat

Mirando

171,454
1,041,464
Drugs - Ratatat

Drugs

170,996
900,758
Crips - Ratatat

Crips

165,580
890,587
Tacobel Canon - Ratatat

Tacobel Canon

165,320
867,188
Falcon Jab - Ratatat

Falcon Jab

153,162
852,485
Cherry - Ratatat

Cherry

150,910
793,128
Desert Eagle - Ratatat

Desert Eagle

149,480
736,683
Shempi - Ratatat

Shempi

148,148
899,920
Neckbrace - Ratatat

Neckbrace

144,962
731,326
Bustelo - Ratatat

Bustelo

144,060
685,234
Everest - Ratatat

Everest

143,575
687,834
Germany to Germany - Ratatat

Germany to Germany

143,075
715,068
Lapland - Ratatat

Lapland

140,179
648,884
Breaking Away - Ratatat

Breaking Away

138,786
670,981
Shiller - Ratatat

Shiller

135,154
707,587
Spanish Armada - Ratatat

Spanish Armada

129,651
597,779
Mi Viejo - Ratatat

Mi Viejo

122,838
621,421
Flynn - Ratatat

Flynn

116,512
577,200
Bilar - Ratatat

Bilar

110,377
483,833
Dura - Ratatat

Dura

109,844
530,079
Imperials - Ratatat

Imperials

109,070
546,563
Cream on Chrome - Ratatat

Cream on Chrome

105,542
559,907
Party With Children - Ratatat

Party With Children

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469,677
Black Heroes - Ratatat

Black Heroes

101,466
462,804
Gipsy Threat - Ratatat

Gipsy Threat

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Mandy - Ratatat

Mandy

99,171
435,907
Mumtaz Khan - Ratatat

Mumtaz Khan

98,788
467,265
Bob Gandhi - Ratatat

Bob Gandhi

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429,838
Mahalo - Ratatat

Mahalo

93,543
400,402
Bruleé - Ratatat

Bruleé

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Sunblocks - Ratatat

Sunblocks

88,530
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Bare Feast - Ratatat

Bare Feast

88,003
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Grape Juice City - Ratatat

Grape Juice City

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Alps - Ratatat

Alps

81,374
341,143
Bird Priest - Ratatat

Bird Priest

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Abrasive - Ratatat

Abrasive

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We Can't Be Stopped - Ratatat

We Can't Be Stopped

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Bird-Priest - Ratatat

Bird-Priest

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