Ratatat (Mike Stroud and Evan Mast) have announced the release of LP4 through XL Recordings on 7th June. LP4 is the follow up to LP3, which was released in July 2008.
You can download the track ‘Party With Children’ here. The lovely artwork is that up there…
The album also features a number of spoken word interludes, one taken from Werner Herzog’s 1977 film ‘Stroszek’ in which the lead character Bruno S describes the keyboards he owns. The other samples are all courtesy of Linda Manz, the child actress who achieved cult status on the back of her debut appearance in Terence Mallick’s 1978 classic ‘Days of Heaven’.
While trying to clear the spoken word sample from ‘Days of Heaven’, Evan unexpectedly ended up on the phone with Linda herself. The call resulted in a trip to Linda’s house, where he recorded an interview with her, excerpts from which make up the remaining vocal snippets.
04. We Can’t Be Stopped
05. Bob Gandhi
08. Party With Children
10. Bare Feast
11. Grape Juice City