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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2,033,286
Lex - Ratatat

Lex

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Gettysburg - Ratatat

Gettysburg

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Montanita - Ratatat

Montanita

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Nostrand - Ratatat

Nostrand

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Kennedy - Ratatat

Kennedy

203,746
1,200,678
Tropicana - Ratatat

Tropicana

193,162
1,128,555
Swisha - Ratatat

Swisha

186,596
1,020,256
El Pico - Ratatat

El Pico

179,123
1,000,865
Mirando - Ratatat

Mirando

171,788
1,043,752
Drugs - Ratatat

Drugs

171,582
904,783
Crips - Ratatat

Crips

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Tacobel Canon - Ratatat

Tacobel Canon

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868,976
Falcon Jab - Ratatat

Falcon Jab

153,406
854,168
Cherry - Ratatat

Cherry

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795,749
Desert Eagle - Ratatat

Desert Eagle

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738,251
Shempi - Ratatat

Shempi

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902,425
Neckbrace - Ratatat

Neckbrace

145,377
734,360
Bustelo - Ratatat

Bustelo

144,267
686,431
Everest - Ratatat

Everest

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688,823
Germany to Germany - Ratatat

Germany to Germany

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Lapland - Ratatat

Lapland

140,391
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Breaking Away - Ratatat

Breaking Away

138,998
672,264
Shiller - Ratatat

Shiller

135,392
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Spanish Armada - Ratatat

Spanish Armada

129,823
598,701
Mi Viejo - Ratatat

Mi Viejo

123,027
622,539
Flynn - Ratatat

Flynn

116,669
578,117
Bilar - Ratatat

Bilar

110,614
485,304
Dura - Ratatat

Dura

109,971
531,003
Imperials - Ratatat

Imperials

109,186
547,348
Cream on Chrome - Ratatat

Cream on Chrome

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574,280
Party With Children - Ratatat

Party With Children

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Black Heroes - Ratatat

Black Heroes

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463,556
Gipsy Threat - Ratatat

Gipsy Threat

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459,428
Mandy - Ratatat

Mandy

99,359
437,040
Mumtaz Khan - Ratatat

Mumtaz Khan

98,891
467,978
Bob Gandhi - Ratatat

Bob Gandhi

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430,908
Mahalo - Ratatat

Mahalo

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Bruleé - Ratatat

Bruleé

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410,596
Sunblocks - Ratatat

Sunblocks

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Bare Feast - Ratatat

Bare Feast

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Grape Juice City - Ratatat

Grape Juice City

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Alps - Ratatat

Alps

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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

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