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RATATAT TAPS INTO ORCHESTRAL ROUNDABOUT

Growing up in Shelton, Connecticut, 15 minutes outside New Haven, guitarist Mike Stroud, experimented with 4-track recordings during high school, frequented local shows, and went to New York City whenever possible to catch cool bands. He attended Skidmore College, met Cleveland-raised keyboardist-programmer Evan Mast, and by 2001, they’d conceive formative band, Cherry. For legal purposes, the sprouting twosome soon reconvened under the snappier appellation, Ratatat (an alarming discharged firearm connotation), and by ’04, released a promising eponymous debut boasting one

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