Ratatat Returns In 2016 For Magnifique Tour

December 3rd, 2015


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Ask anyone who got into electronic music in the early-to-mid 2000s, and they’ll probably tell you that Ratatat helped kick-start it all for them. The duo, formed in 2001, helped create the rise of mainstream dance music with their combination of rock, hip hop, and electronic music, bringing a new sound (and a new generation of dance lovers) to the forefront. Through hypnotic, repetitive guitar riffs akin to a techno melody, hard hitting hip hop breakbeats, and an overarching synthetic sound, Ratatat provided the voice of the 2000s — one that screamed for innovation and exploration in music. Since their debut, Ratatat’s style has paved the way for plenty of great synth-rock-influenced acts like Sleigh Bells, Bloody Beetroots, and MGMT, spurring a revolution that has brought electronic music back to the well-deserved spotlight.


From the release of their first single, “Seventeen Years,” it was apparent that Ratatat set out to be something different. Since 2003, the pair have performed at the Guggenheim, toured with the Killers, Daft Punk, and Björk alike, and released five albums. All of this, though, is only further impressive when paired with the stellar production value of their live performances. Ratatat’s shows are a psychedelic trip, complete with light spectacles, animations, and video edits that send their audiences down a terrifyingly delightful rabbit hole.


And Ratatat is back at it. After the release of their newest album, “Magnifique,” this July, the Brooklyn boys are on tour to bring their amalgamation of music and livelihood to a new generation — one more familiar with dance music, which may lend to a newfound appreciation of the crew. Their style is still the same: a raucous, mystical, shoegazing journey, but the scene has progressed and matured in the past 12 years. And with that comes a chance for Ratatat to really show the world the far-reaching capability of electronic music.


1/13 (Wed): House of Blues, Boston

1/14 (Thu): Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

1/15 (Fri): Starland Ballroom, Sayreville

1/22 (Fri): College Street Music Hall, New Haven

1/23 (Sat): Electric Factory, Philly



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With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.

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