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Despot – “House Of Bricks”

New York underground rap monster Despot has been doing serious damage on other people’s songs in recent years. He’s shown up on tracks with people like El-P and Das Racist and Blood Orange, and he’s just wrecked shit. And he’s kept himself busy, touring with Run The Jewels and co-hosting his “Down 4 So Long […]

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Stream Ratatat Magnifique

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 […]

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Ratatat – “Nightclub Amnesia”

Ratatat are about to release Magnifique, their first album since 2010’s LP4, in a couple of weeks. We’ve already heard single “Cream On Chrome” and the brief intro track, and now the duo have debuted another new song on Zane Lowe’s Apple Beats 1 radio show. “Nightclub Amnesia,” which they told Spin was named after […]

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Ratatat – “Abrasive” Video

Ratatat are readying Magnifique, their first new album in five years, and so far, we’ve heard “Cream On Chrome” and the intro track. Now, the duo have shared another new one called “Abrasive,” which doesn’t really live up to its name. Instead, it’s a smooth as hell disco-inspired number that’s accompanied by some visuals hand-drawn […]

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Ratatat – “Cream On Chrome”

It’s been five years since Ratatat put out their last album, but they’re back today with a new song called “Cream On Chrome,” released just a few hours before their night-ending Coachella set. There’s no official word on a new album yet, but this is presumably taken from an upcoming fifth record called LP5, if […]