Ratatat have spent the past few months teasing their first album in five years, and although Magnifique is touted as a return to their “core guitar-driven sound,” it doesn’t strike me as a mere 2004 nostalgia trip. That said, when those harmonized guitar leads kick in, there’s no mistaking this for any other band. You’ve already heard “Cream On Chrome,” “Abrasive,” and “Nightclub Amnesia.” Now stream Magnifique in full.
Magnifique is out 7/17 on XL. Also, Ratatat annotated every song on the album on Genius, which is hilarious considering the whole thing is instrumental.