“Nightclub Amnesia” - Ratatat [Official Audio Stream]

Casey Bauer

by Casey Bauer

Published July 9, 2015



Where Ratatat's previous single "Abrasive" hovered around the same peppy, rock beat, the band's latest release, "Nightclub Amnesia," feels more like an elaborate journey. At just a little over six minutes long, "Nightclub Amnesia" starts with a grimy, glitchy synth and ends with an outro that resembles the sporadic flipping through radio stations. What lies in between is an amalgamation of splashy downbeats, riffing synths and guitars, and small moments of serenity scattered throughout.

Named after a highway sign the Brooklyn duo found while driving in Upstate New York (as seen in the single's cover artwork), "Nightclub Amnesia" is a song that definitely encourages dancing, though the band is careful to give their listeners breathers every so often. With seamless transitions, "Nightclub Amnesia" is a song that's easy to get lost in, as the music bounces between electronica and rock, never quite settling on either.

Look for Ratatat's record, Magnifique on July 17. You can pre-order the album on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). It's also available to stream right now on NPR First Listen.

For Ratatat's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.


Ratatat Magnifique album cover art

Source: Consequence of Sound

Alternative Rock Dance-Electronic Electronic Electronic-Rock Experimental Funk Indie-Rock
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