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"
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
Get The Ratatat Remixes, Volume 2... here
And Ratatat is EAR FARM's band of the week... here
- Oh Shit, don't miss out on the Ponytail
'listening party' (Ice Cream Spiritual
album stream and track by track analysis) @ ptw
- More Baltimore craziness.... Check out the Imperial China
boot @ Beatbots
- (Tom Waits
+ Kronos Quartet
) * Bridge School Benefit Bootleg / Idiocracy
reference = Captain's Dead
- RIP MR BONES
are the new guilty pleasure @ Detailed Twang
- I finally got around to checking out one of Team Clermont's
recent additions. Let me tell you, Unicycle Loves You
is catchy... I mean reaaallly catchy. So catchy. And they are playing around NYC this weekend. Listen:"Highway Robbery"
(team clermont mp3)"Hawaii"
(team clermont mp3)
- Time Door
posts the craziness of "Bonehead" by Naked City
has a new Remix Artist Collective
-themed mix... here
- Who are Modey Lemon
and just how hard do they rock? Find out @ I Rock Cleveland
- 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
Labels: Ahmad Zahir, Contrast Podcast, Exploited, Imperial China, Kronos Quartet, Modey Lemon, Naked City, Ponytail, Ratatat, The Clutter Family, The Wedding Present, Tom Waits, Unicycle Loves You