I spent today down at the Monterey Jazz Festival, which was pretty amazing (highlight: the Marcus Roberts Trio), but it came at the expense of going to a Ratatat show up in the city. I’ve seen Ratatat before, and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been (even the annoying guy standing next to me having a conversation for the whole show couldn’t ruin it). I didn’t know what to expect going into the Ratatat show the first time, because their relies heavily on sampling and looping. I was expecting something along the lines of RJD2, mostly computer/turntable based. Boy, was I wrong. The show was two guys wailing on guitars, drum kits, etc. Loved it.
So, because I couldn’t see them live, here’s a selection from Ratatat for today’s Song of the Day.