Last month, Ratatat emerged from an extended absence and debuted a brand new song called “Cream On Chrome” at Coachella. Now long after, they unveiled another track in “Intro”. Now, the NYC duo of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud have confirmed details of their next studio album.
Magnifique will arrive on July 17th via XL Recordings. Spanning 14 tracks, the album sees the band return “to their core guitar-driven sound,” according to a press release. Recording took place at various studios in Jamaica, upstate New York, Long Island, and their home studio in Brooklyn.
The album’s artwork (above) is composed of sketches drawn by Mast and Stroud while in the studio. Below, watch a trailer soundtracked by “Intro”.
02. Cream On Chrome
07. Pricks Of Brightness
08. Nightclub Amnesia
09. Cold Fingers
13. I Will Return
In support of the album’s release, Ratatat have scheduled several dates in both North America and Europe over the course of the summer. See the updated itinerary 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