In the following year, Ratatat supported the band Interpol on their tour.  Mike Stroud stepped down as touring member of Ben Kweller 's band after two years of touring and after appearing on the 2004 album, On My Way . Having signed for XL Recordings , Ratatat released their self-titled debut album, Ratatat and the single "Germany to Germany". The album was written and recorded in Mast's Crown Heights , Brooklyn apartment on his laptop.  It is entirely instrumental with the exception of vocal excerpts at the beginning and end of select tracks.