We were all confused when Ratatat released a strange one-minute video out of the blue. While it sparked much excitement, we also had a plethora of questions. We needed answers, pronto.
Luckily, today we found out what was going down.
Ratatat have announced they will be releasing a new album! The duo have been creating this 14-track record for the past four years in a number of locations, including Jamaica, upstate New York, Long Island, and at their home studio in Brooklyn. Among those tracks is Springwater‘s I Will Return, which is their first cover ever. As we predicted, the album is called Magnifique.
Out in July, this will be Ratatat’s fifth album after 2010’s LP4, and they kept pretty quiet for most of that time – until this year. They rocked an amazing Coachella performance last month, where they performed their first single from the album Cream on Chrome, which showed a few changes for the duo, but still just sublime as their previous works.
Will it live up to its name? Judging by Ratatat’s red hot single and seriously cool intro video, we have no doubts that it will.
Magnifique will be released on July 17 via XL Recordings/ Remote Control Records. Pre-order it here.