According to the internet, last week New York-based electronic duo Ratatat quietly released a vinyl-only seven-inch (whatever the hell those words mean). One of the songs included is “Shiller,” which sounds like a film soundtrack scored jointly by Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti—so, clearly Italian in provenance. Which seems something of a departure for a group better known (if that) for mixing seriously badass beats for Björk and Biz Markie and for creating their own remix collections of tracks by the likes of Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, and Ludacris.

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