After nearly five years of being dormant, experimental electronic duo Ratatat are back in 2015 with some brand new music and shows. After premiering their new track "Cream On Chrome" at Coachella the NYC duo of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud have announced their first album in five years, Magnifique. The 14-track album will be released on July 17 via their label home XL Recordings. It will see the band return "to their core guitar-driven sound" according to a press release (via Consequence of Sound). It will also include the band's first-cover, of the song "I Will Return" by Springwater.
Recording was done over four years in Jamaica, upstate New York, Long Island and their home studio in Brooklyn. The album artwork, shown above, is comprised of various sketches done by Mast and Stroud while working in the studio.
With the announcement of the album, they have released a teaser clip for the LP with the opening track aptly titled "Intro." Watch the video below and listen to the second track on the album "Cream On Chrome" as well. See the full album tracklist below.
02. Cream On Chrome
07. Pricks Of Brightness
08. Nightclub Amnesia
09. Cold Fingers
13. I Will Return
In addition to the album, Ratatat already did a short tour around the West Coast of the United States to coincide with their Coachella set, but are taking their album o the road for the rest of the summer at dates in the United States and Europe. They will be hitting festivals like Primavera Sound, Governors Ball and Vega Festival. See the full list of dates below.
Ratatat 2015 Tour Dates:
05/30: Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/31: Paris, FR @ We Love Green
06/05: New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
07/24-26: Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/27: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
07/29: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
07/31: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
08/02: Pomona, CA @ HARD Summer Music Festival
08/14: Saint-Malo, FR @ Route du Rock Festival
08/17: Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Festival
08/19: Cologne, DE @ C/O Pop Festival
08/21: Charleville-Mezieres, FR @ Cabaret Vert Festival
08/22: Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival