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Premiere: Rats on Rafts Mixtape (Best Kept Secret Edition)

June 19-20 in Beekse Bergen, Netherlands

Jun 10, 2015 Best Kept Secret 2015
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In just over a week, Under the Radar is headed over to the Netherlands to check out Best Kept Secret. (Insert obligatory joke about how it won’t be a secret after we’re done with it…) As is our tradition whenever we trek out to a fest, we’ve asked a few of the artists playing to make us mixtapes. The first in our series comes from Dutch garage glam rockers, Rats on Rafts. (Franz Ferdinand is a fan—and you should be too.) Their mix includes cuts from Under the Radar favorites Ariel Pink and Veronica Falls, and the band’s own take on Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra cut, “Some Velvet Morning.”

Listen to their tape below. Best Kept Secret kicks off June 19 in Beekse Bergen, Netherlands. If you’re headed over to Europe for some fun and music, you can check out all the festival details here. Rats on Rafts’ new album Tape Hiss is out now on in Benelux on Subroutine Records/Kurious.

Rats on Rafts Mixtape (Best Kept Secret Edition) by Under The Radar Mag on Mixcloud


1. Lee Hazlewood: Come On Home To Me

2. The Men: Oh Yoko

3. Glenn Branca: Lesson No. 1 For Electric Guitar

4. Prince Far I: Plant Up

5. Obnox: Deep Dusk

6. Rats on Rafts: Some Velvet Morning

7. Veronica Falls: Misery

8. Ariel Pink: One Summer Night

9. Yuko Yuko: Borderline

10. Thomas Dinger: Fur Dich

Tour Dates:

06-13 Beeckestijnpop, Beeckestijn

06-15 Oerol, Terschelling

06-20 Schippop, Schipluiden

06-21 Best Kept Secret, Beekse Bergen

06-26 Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen

07-10 Shacklewell Arms, Londen

07-18 Welcome To The Village, Leeuwarden

09-05 Bibelot Seizoensopening, Dordrecht

09-12 Baroeg Open Air, Rotterdam






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