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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2,021,948
Lex - Ratatat

Lex

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1,679,017
Gettysburg - Ratatat

Gettysburg

224,675
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Montanita - Ratatat

Montanita

213,172
1,207,955
Nostrand - Ratatat

Nostrand

210,134
1,280,690
Kennedy - Ratatat

Kennedy

202,807
1,195,336
Tropicana - Ratatat

Tropicana

192,322
1,122,179
Swisha - Ratatat

Swisha

185,877
1,015,915
El Pico - Ratatat

El Pico

178,494
997,185
Mirando - Ratatat

Mirando

171,148
1,039,378
Drugs - Ratatat

Drugs

170,391
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Crips - Ratatat

Crips

165,296
889,052
Tacobel Canon - Ratatat

Tacobel Canon

165,033
865,471
Falcon Jab - Ratatat

Falcon Jab

152,879
850,766
Cherry - Ratatat

Cherry

150,271
790,188
Desert Eagle - Ratatat

Desert Eagle

149,230
735,286
Shempi - Ratatat

Shempi

147,850
897,661
Neckbrace - Ratatat

Neckbrace

144,342
727,959
Bustelo - Ratatat

Bustelo

143,854
684,006
Everest - Ratatat

Everest

143,395
686,819
Germany to Germany - Ratatat

Germany to Germany

142,899
713,900
Lapland - Ratatat

Lapland

139,943
647,712
Breaking Away - Ratatat

Breaking Away

138,584
669,761
Shiller - Ratatat

Shiller

134,907
706,173
Spanish Armada - Ratatat

Spanish Armada

129,484
596,751
Mi Viejo - Ratatat

Mi Viejo

122,640
620,314
Flynn - Ratatat

Flynn

116,332
576,192
Bilar - Ratatat

Bilar

110,123
482,294
Dura - Ratatat

Dura

109,698
529,252
Imperials - Ratatat

Imperials

108,928
545,731
Cream on Chrome - Ratatat

Cream on Chrome

103,577
544,913
Party With Children - Ratatat

Party With Children

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468,532
Black Heroes - Ratatat

Black Heroes

101,338
462,016
Gipsy Threat - Ratatat

Gipsy Threat

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Mandy - Ratatat

Mandy

98,971
434,746
Mumtaz Khan - Ratatat

Mumtaz Khan

98,662
466,531
Bob Gandhi - Ratatat

Bob Gandhi

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428,704
Mahalo - Ratatat

Mahalo

93,357
399,386
Bruleé - Ratatat

Bruleé

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409,062
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

81,162
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Bird Priest - Ratatat

Bird Priest

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Abrasive - Ratatat

Abrasive

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258,783
We Can't Be Stopped - Ratatat

We Can't Be Stopped

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Bird-Priest - Ratatat

Bird-Priest

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