Thursday, June 12

Mumtaz Khan By Ratatat

I recently listened to Radio Lab's "Pop Music" episode (here), where I learned about Ahmad Zahir (a/k/a the Afghan Elvis) and his appropriation of Western culture. Is the reverse now happening with Ratatat?? Listen to the Eastern influences...

Downloadable: "Mumtaz Khan" (box.net mp3)

Now, I'm no ethnomusicologist, but that song makes me picture Ratatat playing a club just south of Kabul.

Myspace page is here.
XL Recordings page is here.
Youtube page is here.
Emusic page is here.
Preorder LP3 here or here.
Get The Ratatat Remixes, Volume 2... here.
And Ratatat is EAR FARM's band of the week... here.

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"Highway Robbery" (team clermont mp3)
"Hawaii" (team clermont mp3)

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- Props to Fingertips for pointing out "I Lost The Monkey" (dailyrind mp3) by The Wedding Present.

- I was wondering the other day what Jim Earl was doing. It turns out he's playing in The Clutter Family.

- The new Contrast Podcast is a "mystery"... here.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what?! you're NOT an ethnomusicologist?! I'm cancelling my RSS feed to gimmetinnitus immediately!

6/12/2008 11:52 AM  
Blogger bob reich said...

heh heh heh

6/12/2008 12:55 PM  
Anonymous YSB said...

On the money with Unicycle. Thanks tinnitus!

6/12/2008 3:30 PM  

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