[VIDEO] Ratatat – Abrasive
A lot has changed since Ratatat left the scene. It’s been about 5 years since they have come out with a new album and the world of music has undergone several iterations of change since then. DJs are a thing, live bands are a thing. Duos that play guitars – not so much a thing. I had the opportunity to see their set at Governor’s Ball a couple of weeks ago and they were one of my most highly anticipated sets. I’m here to tell you that their new material is amazing and I can’t wait for this album to come out. I will also say that their live show, while sonically and visually is amazing, lacks a certain element knowing that most of the sounds you are hearing appear to be pre programed beats. All that being said Mike Stroud can absolutely wail on the guitar, their production is absolutely top shelf, and they leave it all out there. I just think it would be even more amazing if they were backed by a live band. But I’m going off topic here, be sure to check out the new album when it drops July 17th and until then, enjoy this nugget of goodness.