Ratatat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, NYC – pics
photos by Ryan Muir
The dangerous duo that is Ratatat came on 3 hours after doors opened, and were joined by a third, a keyboardist, who was rocking a serious 'fro and flared jeans, which I hadn't seen in a minute. In true party boy form, Stroud, the lead guitarist, crept onstage with 2 beers and a bottle of Jameson in tow. They played a good mix of tracks, mainly from their newest, more ecletic, album LP3, which dropped last week, and of course, a bunch of tracks from Classics, the house party soundtrack of 2006. As per usual, they projected generally weird stuff in the background (including clips from the "You Can Call Me Al" music video by Paul Simon and digitally-altered '70's reel) and used lighting to project their silhouettes onscreen. To top off the '70s-tinged vibe, there were even a few unexpected bongo solos. [BUST]
Their next NYC show is at Terminal 5. More info on that and other tour dates HERE. More pictures from last night's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (July 15, 2008), below...