The long-running Brooklyn duo Ratatat makes compelling, multi-layered, instrumental electro-rock music. It's a distinct and instantly recognizable sound, but the band keeps innovating around it; Ratatat's new album, Magnifique, unexpectedly employs pedal-steel guitar.
Ratatat recently joined KCRW for a searing session in front of a live audience at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. Its members say this song, "Nightclub Amnesia," was inspired by a highway sign in upstate New York.
Watch Ratatat's full Morning Becomes Eclectic session at KCRW.com.