Evan Mast and Mike Stroud make up Ratatat, another newish band from a plethora of newish bands that also hails from New York that is newly entering my newlist. Voiceless and lyric-less for the most part, they’ve been around since the early noughties. The music, faux metal guitars clashing with classical-esque synths, really lends itself to soundtracks and commercials and this is fact, not simply opinion. Cloverfield, CSI and Knocked Up are a few examples that have borrowed Ratatat’s sound to further their own interests.

Other than 3 full length LPs, they also have 2 Hip-hop remix albums out as well. Check out Mirando, off their latest album, LP3. Warning! Replete with scenes from Predator.

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