Birth Place: Washington DC
Years Active: 2001–present
Genres: Indie Rock, Electronic Rock, Alternative Rock, House, Electronic, Post-rock
Ratatat is a New York City electronic music duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar) and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers). Mast and Stroud first met as students at Skidmore College, but they did not work together until 2001, when they recorded several songs under the name “Cherry.” Ratatat's live performances bear strong similarities to the performances of the psychedelic rock bands out of San Francisco in the 60s, with energetic light shows, swirling colors projected onto a screen, and random clips of movies thrown in. Member Evan Mast creates and edits the videos that are projected on the screen. Many of them are included on their YouTube account. Their 2004 debut, “Ratatat,” ...
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