RATATAT just put me in a NECKBRACE

knocked me out with a baseball bat

♫ Ratatat – Neckbrace (Web Sheriff wasn’t happy.)

I will never forget the day I first heard “17 years.” (below) I was stunned. What wass happening with these sounds? Why was my leg moving on it’s own? When my roommate Sam finally got home from work I giddily demanded that he listen and I don’t even think I gave him the option to dislike it. At that point, to deny Ratatat deity status was basically blasphemy. This story gets musch less interesting at this point… The rest of the Brooklyn duo’s 2004 debut didn’t inspire the same manic enthusiasm and then 2006’s Classics just disappointed in the face of such high expectations. 2008’s LP3 sparked a bit more fire in me but that didn’t burn long. Then, out of the blue drops a new jam from their forthcoming LP4 and BLAM-O I am back on the Ratatat train and just wishing I had a roommate that I could beat over the head with this track! Yeah, I know there are other tracks off the album out there but I’ve only heard this one and I’d like to keep it that way for a hot minute! I’m just wallowing in this dirty beat and vocal  bass line that just drips with funk. Throw in that signature Ratatat guitar work and a little piano action and you’ve got what we call around here “Hot shit on a stick so watch yourself cause nobody wants to look for the first aid kit!”

♫ Ratatat – Shempi / LP3, 2008

♫ Ratatat – 17 years / Ratatat, 2004

I’ll definitely be updating you all with thoughts on the whole album soon. In the meantime enjoy these older Ratatat faves while I look for a bandage. I’ve burned myself somehow…

UPDATE: ♫ Ratatat – Party With Children / So I had to pull down “Neckbrace” (See below) and replace it with official first ‘leak’ “Party With Children.” So now I’ve heard one more track from LP4 and I’m still pretty darn stoked.

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8 replies
  1. websheriff
    websheriff says:

    Who You Gonna Call
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    Hi TBG,

    On behalf of XL Recordings and Ratatat, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of “LP4” on your site (or any non-preview tracks from the forthcoming album by Ratatat – street date 7th June).

    We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Ratatat, but the label and artist would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirate files in question.

    Thank you for respecting the artist's and label’s wishes and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then a full length version of “Party with Children” is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc at promo.xlrecordings.com/ratatat_party_with_children.mp3 … .. for further details of the new album, upcoming previews, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site at http://www.ratatatmusic.com, as well as the artist's MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/ratatatmusic and YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/ratatatmusic … .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

    With Thanks & Regards,


  2. Zach
    Zach says:

    Totally inappropriate for Web Sheriff to be posting that as a public comment. Find the contact link and use it.

    For the bloggers, do not respond to these comments. Make them talk to you legitimately.

  3. websheriff
    websheriff says:

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