have already put out a video for “Intro
” that you can watch here
and revealed new track “Abrasive
“. In support of Magnifique
have already hit the road running with sold-out underplay shows in April and confirmed festival appearances at Primavera Sound, Governor’s Ball, Capital Hill Block Party and HARD Summer.Following up on the experimental sounds of LP3
return to their core guitar-driven sound on Magnifique
which was recorded over the course of four years in various studios in different locations including Jamaica (the country), upstate New York, Long Island, NY and their home studio in Brooklyn. The art for Magnifique
includes a series of sketches drawn by Mast and Stroud during the recording sessions. What else can you expect on Magnifique
: pedal steel guitar, the sound of a tiny 1940’s guitar amp found in a thrift store in Guadalajara used on “Intro
,” a song named upon the discovery that the guys both had posters of a “ Countach
” on their walls in junior high (the duo met in college), and a cover, their first ever, called “I Will Return
” by Springwater (aka Phil Cordell).
RATATAT has additionally announced they’ll play more West Coast headline shows in Vancouver on July 27, Portland, OR on July 29 and San Francisco on July 31 around their festival appearances at Seattle’s Capital Hill Block Party and Los Angeles’ Hard Summer Music Festival- full list of tour dates below.