THURS SEPT 25 w/ Slaughter and the Dogs, Stalkers, 45 Adapters

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GNARLY BILL with U.K. 1977 first wave punk rocknrollers SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS

AND fave local nyc combos STALKERS (swinging from the rafters party-punk rocknroll madness) and 45 ADAPTERS (high energy oi-fused and upbeat vibe)

We’re playing tunes from our upcoming full-length album, Ep and singles releases, and two keen covers

Promoter is Scenic Presents

Tickets $18, Doors 7PM: Grand Victory, 245 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

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WHATS NEW RATSOS??? Patty resurfaces from London’s Hugo Awards back in her New York Groove, Nate got a haircut and a attitude and learned Spanish, Steven E. Garcia returns on drum-thunder with a vengeance, Jake refuses to shave and talks to his rock collection

Producer Jm Airis puts the all-analog glow on our recently finished full-length album. Vinyl Lp for 2014 release.. SOON!

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Droppin Out new single reviewed in French Zine

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DROPPIN OUT vinyl 7 inch RELEASE. Plus MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL TOP TEN REVIEW!

This 2013 single is our THIRD HIT in the MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL MAGAZINE TOP TEN reviews, since this band started in 2005.

“I’ve listened to the A-side three times now and haven’t even thought about flipping the record over..”

- Issue 363, K.K., Maximum RocknRoll, August 2013

Photo: by Joe Western, Droppin Out 7 inch release party, July 2013, Grand Victory, BKNY

Here’s the tune:

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The Re-Rat: Euro Tour March 2013, PART 1

“Anyone can rat, but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to RE-rat…”
-Winston Churchill

MAN OH MAN, that was a TOUGH TOUR (yet beautiful). We almost changed our name to The Tough Tits, but realized just in time that there was already a band called that, and we didnt want to have to change it later to The Tough Tits of New York.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS TOUR: RAT MOMS, ANTONIO of GAZ PRODUCOES, DANY OF MICROSURCO, PRINCESS MONGO AND THE RAT BONES, DENIS of PARAPLUI NACIONAL and LA BINCHOIS BRASSIERIE, DAVID ALLEN, CHARMES SAMSON and LAURE and BIKINI GORGE, BLAIR “CAT LADY” USILTON, SASHA CHICKPEA, STEPHANE and ANNE SOPHIE at PARAPLUI, SEBA and ARNE and CO. at LE PITS, SISLEY WADDINGTON, TRACY LEE SUMMER, T BOY STOOGELING, TIAGO and the TIMILIA das MEIJAS gang, JORGE BRUTO and LUSITANO, DEWANE COLLECTIVE, LYNSEY FOX, MONTPELLIER PEEPS w/ BLACK ANGELS, ALEX and MOJOMATIC and many many others upon whom we completely depended upon the kindness of strangers and were never disappointed. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US IN YOUR CLUBS, YOUR STREETS, HOTELS AND HOMES.

HERE is a sweet video of our tourmates BIKINI GORGE in LIEGE, playing their single off the 7 inch release, STRANDED

Thank you Laure, for stopping me from falling out the window in Mons.

Beast regarde,
Jake Rat

The full tune, STRANDED by BIKINI GORGE:

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DATES for Droppin’ Out tour Europe 2013

A European tour to roast our new single 7 inch record titled DROPPIN’ OUT w/ b-side CANNIBAL CANNIBAL. Going to Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland and playing with lots of awesome bands including Tracy Lee Summer, Bikini Gorge, Princess Mongo & the Rat Bones , Burn Your TV, MJ Halloran & the Sinners!

FRI March 8: w/ Tracy Lee Summer
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SAT the 9th: w/ Tracy Lee Summer
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WED March 13: w/ Princess Mongo & the Rat Bones

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THURS the 14th: TBA

FRI March 15: w/ MJ Halloran and the Sinners
Le Mojomatic, Montpellier FR

SAT the 16th: w/ Bikini Gorge
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SUN March 17: w/ Bikini Gorge
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MON the 18th: w/ Bikini Gorge
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TUES March 19: w/ Bikini Gorge
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WEDS the 20th: w/ Bikini Gorge
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THURS March 21: w/ Burn Your TV
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FRI the 22nd: w/ Bikini Gorge
Den Helder – MUZIEKCAFE DE BLIKSEM

SAT March 23: Mons – LE BATEAU IVRE w/ Bikini Gorge
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More dates & Info coming sooon!

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Euro Tour March ’13 : Art by David Allen & Sean Aaberg

March 7th through 25th your own Ratsos will be touring Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium and Holland, with our pals Tracy Lee Summer (in Portugal) and Bikini Gorge (in France, Belgium & Holland)

The tour title is Droppin’ Out – EU Tour ’13, named for the new single we will be peddling in vinyl 7″ format DROPPIN’ OUT w/ CANNIBAL CANNIBAL

 

We are teamed up with some gnarly Punk & Rock-N-Roll artists for poster and sleeve designs, DAVID ALLEN (Bomp!, Zeros and many others) and SEAN AABERG (Editor Chief of PORK Magazine, recently in VICE)

DAVID ALLEN loaned us his brushstroke for the NO RED TAPE Red Tapes & Records logo, and is also designing a keen cover for our next album THE TABLOIDS, Volume 1 of our EP series based on international tabloid articles, noir, pop-conspiracy and quack science

SEAN AABERG, collabo-RATer since 2010 has designed our THIRD European Tour poster, his own interpretation of the German legend of the Rat-King

A BIG THANKS in advance to everyone who is booking & supporting this tour, and who has helped us with art, couches, rat-snacks or gigs along the way (it seems like just yesterday we did our first tours in Cleveland and San Francisco). See you soon Lisboa!

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The Re-Rat: Club Bafo de Baco – Portugal, & Live on Klokey Radio 2012

“Cannibal Cannibal” was a new song for our 2012 Iberian Tour. At Bafo de Baco we worked with Microsurco, Gaz! Productions, and got to visit with the guys from Rock Around the Blog. We played with Psycho Tramps, and Lisbon’s Tracy Lee Summer who will join us on the beginning of our 2013 European Tour in March

Just before leaving for Europe we performed it live at Terminal NYC for Klokey Radio

Here’s a peek:

“Anyone can rat…

but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat”

- Winston Churchill

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09/13/12 CAVESTOMP at Parkside Lounge, w/ special guest Jake Smith + LOTS OF BANDS

FB INVITE: http://www.facebook.com/events/470054946338907/

317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002
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The Re-Rat: Toledo, Spain June 9, 2012

 

“Anyone can rat…

but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to re-rat”

- Winston Churchill

When we landed in Madrid none of us knew how to use our cell phones. There’s no free wifi so we couldn’t do any internet sms/mms or voip to contact our tour manager. Left to our own devices, or lack of,  I recall Howie found himself a Fanta. Patty being the traveller of the group, broke away and did her own thing. I sat on my bag on the floor and gathered dirty looks from passersby. We looked around for Dany of Microsurco Booking, but no one fit the profile… lots of soccer shirts and German tourists.

A voice at the revolving exit doors zapped us out of our daze. “Rats?”

There was our guy. Ex-law student, eccentric fringe dweller and Rock n Roll fanatic / booker Dany Torres. We didnt recognize him right away because his shoulder length hair was different from pictures we had seen. Warm gestures, hugs and handshakes later, we jumped in the van and drove past a busty bronze statue of a woman with a bull. We all howled “TOR-O” and it became a meme for the rest of the 18 day tour…

Leaving Madrid Airport for Toledo

 

 

When we stopped for gas at a Repsol I swore I would get a Repsol t-shirt before the end of tour, but I never did it. Howie got a Fanta. I got a Mahou cervesa. There are only 1 or 2 kinds of beer in each region of Spain. It was kind of nice to not have to choose.

 

I think each of us had a “slap-yourself” moment as we drove through the gate at the old walls of Toldeo. Definitely not in Kansas anymore.. Man-oh-man there is a LOT of OLD STUFF in Spain. We did some parking and found the Explorers Club in Plaza Horno de la Magdalena. It looked kind of like a Masonic Temple or something real Indiana-Jonesy…

Explorers Club (center-right) in Plaza Horno de la Magdalena

 

Explorers Club, Toledo (coat check)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plaza Horno de la Magdalena

 

The venue was kind of a museum, probably designed after the Explorers Club in Manhattan, but with a theme that there were Explorers Clubs across the globe.

We played with a local band who had a really punchy aggro sound. The singer got a huge kick out of saying “motherfucker” in English, over and over, and the whole club would be laughing every time he said it. Some of their riffs were even a bit Ashton-esque.

People seemed to like our set better when my amp broke. A little blood-letting never hurts. Someone yelled “Take your clothes off!” for dramatic effect. People were starting to dance and holler and get real kooky. You got the sense that the night was about to blast off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a smart little afterparty at a disco across town. Angel, the keys-man of Las Aspiradoras was Deejaying.

Did you know there is actually a St. Satan street in Toledo? Crazy world, huh?

Calle del Diablo, Toledo, Sp

Calle del Diablo, Toledo, Sp

A local classical pianist who followed us from the gig to the afterparty was asking how to get into Rock n Roll. I told him maybe he should go to that street and wait for a sign.

Callejon del Diablo, Toledo. The street signs are ceramic like this. No room for poles

Toledo people were kind and got us all sorts of nice things to drink, and Angel let us crash at his flat in the city.

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Lots of thanks to everyone for coming out and making it a bash. Best paella too.

-J.R.

 

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We’re playing Saturday July 28 at Lone Wolf with Labretta Suede & the Motel 6, Rudy Brownbird Relic, and Olympus Mons

  • This Saturday July 28th @ Lone wolf.
    A mere 7 bucks!
    1089 Broadway
    Brooklyn, NY 11221Rockin’ Pneumonia Presents: Detroit Motor City Garage Rockers ‘Olympus Mons’ w/ guests Labretta Suede, The Rats & Brownbird Rudy Relic

    Don’t miss Detroit finest and true garage rockers Olympus Mons. Hell, these cats even live in a Detroit garage….

    It’s gonna be GROUND QUAKING, EARTH SHAKIN’…..
    See ya there rock n roll lover, come & support touring bands and damn good music!

    1am * OLYMPUS MONS:

    Olympus Mons, this is music not from the hearts of space but from the men that can explore space in their own rocket ship. Out here space is fast and smooth, featuring oil and engines doing their work charging ahead to the next destination.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Olympus-Mons/288365187842793

    12pm * LABRETTA SUEDE & THE MOTEL 6

    You know them…. That local Brooklyn beauty with her gang of misfits and all their garage savagery!
    These crazed Rock ‘N’ Rollers have a reckless set and a show of music and outfits you could just LICK!.. With a 50′s Rock ‘n’ Roll influence, a twang and some dirge…. You’ll Dig it!

    www.labrettasuede.com

    11pm * THE RATS
    Their sounds have been described as “…unpredictable and multi-faceted, drawing from moxier eras of Rock N Roll and Garage Punk, while still keeping an inventive ear bent toward the future”

    http://theratsnyc.com/

    10pm * BROwNBIRD RUDY RELIC

    Acoustic Holler Blues lays parallel to a similar synthesis; fusing early pre-war country blues styles with a multitude of other relevant (rhythm &) blues influences such as Hokum, Ragtime, Doo wop and Boogie-Woogie; even going as far as to include elements of Mexican Romantic Ballads and corridos; a product of his Chicano Heritage.

New York, New York
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