Evan Mast and Mike Stroud are shy guys. But Ratatat is war music. Evan,known for his bashful meanderings as E*vax, was dropping enormous flashes of light on the crowd with a foot pedal at their last show. And Mike, who usually backs up his friends on guitar (Dashboard Confessional and BenKweller to name a few), was ripping some serious air. Formerly known as Cherry this duo have changed their name to Ratatat. Already familiar to hipsters around NYC, the band have also toured the west coast with Interpol. In fact, Interpol's Paul Banks occassionally guests for them on guitar. Ratatat have also toured the east coast with the Stills.