Catalog # : LP-XL-198 Artist : Ratatat UPC : 634904019815 Label : XL Recordings Street Date : 8/22/2006 Genre: Electronic, Rock Style: Electro, Indie Rock TracklistShow Credits A1 Montanita 5:00 A2 Lex 4:29 A3 Gettysburg 5:27 A4 Wildcat 4:13 A5 Tropicana 4:36 B1 Loud Pipes 3:46 B2 Kennedy 3:34 B3 Swisha 3:50 B4 Nostrand 3:03 B5 Tacobel Canon 4:26 Classics remains resolutely instrumental, but the band has introduced a wealth of new sounds, from acoustic and slide guitar to sleigh bells and cello. Their vastly improved production and writing makes this record a refinement of their art. “Ratatat lay squealing metal harmonies over choppy Neptunes-style dance thumps, then break into pastoral waves of keyboard tone, riding dub tempos and hip-hop struts. They’re crotch-pumping arena pimps and introverted minimalists…” – Blender. “Stroud and Mast have come up with some catchy melodies over light, snappy bass lines in what sounds like something tailored for the headphones” – Urb. The band has toured with Interpol, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Stills, and Mouse On Mars.