Archive | Ratatat

Erik Gonzalez's best o' 2008

It has now been 2.5 years since I moved out of Seattle for the Golden State. I've slowly drifted out of the NW music culture, so sometimes I wonder if I know what to say on TIG these days. Combine that with the fact that I was so distracted from music for a lot of […]

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LP3

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I appear have a niche market in the TIG universe. My reviews mostly have focused on the electronica genre of the indie world (see my reviews on RJD2 and M83). Have I been typecasted? Or do I do it for the love of the sound? Perhaps both. It makes sense that I would be the […]

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Free Ratatat Remix Album!

Call it Free Music Friday (look! I just did!) Ratatat, the excellent electro-duo, is giving away its new hip-hop remix album Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Volume 2. I've now listened to it a few times and it is a great pile of hybridized hip-hop that has the smooth feel of Ratatat … in other words, it […]

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The Classics

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I know a lot of people who like Ratatat. I've heard Ratatat played in coffee shops around the country. Heck, I've seen people walking around with Ratatat t-shirts. Why is this odd? Well, when was the last time that an entirely instrumental, quirky electro-indie band became big? Yeah, I thought so. Yet, Ratatat's self-titled debut […]

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Ratatat

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Remember that episode of Friends when Ross decides to play his 'sounds' for the gang? He gets out his keyboard, sits in front of his audience, steadies his hands and begins a cacophonous medley of samples set with a stone face; this guy is SERIOUS about his music. The group tries to stifle laughter, praising […]

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