Ratatat - "Wildcat"
They've got a unique and individual sound. Pulling on classic rock roots and new electronic sounds they've made a name for themselves in the music industry as the ones to watch, and boy are we watching.
Ratatat is a Brooklyn-based electronic rock duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar, melodica, synthesizers, percussion) and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers, percussion). Their live performances bear strong similarities to the performances of the psychedelic rock bands out of San Francisco in the 1960s, with energetic light shows, swirling colors projected onto a screen, and clips of movies thrown in. Evan Mast creates and edits the videos that are projected on the screen. Many of them are included on their YouTube account.
They've toured with acts such as Björk, Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend, Mouse on Mars, Franz Ferdinand, CSS, the Faint, Super Furry Animals, Clinic, Panther, and the Killers, so you know there are huge things on the horizon for them.
So today, hunting my prey, I choose Ratatat's "Wildcat" as my, hunter or hunted, blood in the water, scent on the wind, song for a, careful what you wish for, walking right behind you, sneak attack Wednesday.