Trust me when I say that this is only the beginning. I mean, 'Intro' is exactly that, the first track of Ratatat's first album in five years.
Set to be called Magnifique, the title sets the bar high, but after we heard 'Cream On Chrome' there's every reason to believe that the duo can live up their own dizzying standards. 'Intro' doesn't give much away, simply teasing the trademark Ratatat guitars that we all know and love, and I can only hope it explodes into life straight after the first 76 seconds of the album that we've just been gifted.
The album's artwork, just below, reminds me of The Beatles's Revolver, (a somewhat influential album by a small band from Liverpool) and is made up of a number of sketches that band members Evan Mast & Mike Stroud penned during the recording process.
The tracklist is as follows:
2. Cream On Chrome
7. Pricks Of Brightness
8. Nightclub Amnesia
9. Cold Fingers
13. I Will Return
Magnifique is out on 17th July via XL Recordings.