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Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
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"What's in Your Playlist"

Ratfynkt is asked the top 5 albums they listen to on long road trips in the van for Musicbailout's section "What's in Your Playlist". - musicbailout.net

"Bare None Music Bailout Piece"

Sal from Musicbailout asks Mike the difference between the recording process of 'Bare None' versus 'Populate'. - musicbailout.net

"Mike Interviewed on Philly's WDNR"

Mike is interviewed on Philadelphia radio station WDNR before Ratfynkt goes to play the World Cafe Live in Philly on 1/7/2011. - WDNR clip posted to youtube

"Mike Featured in the German Publication Stereomag.net"

Ratfynkt has been a favorite of the German publication Stereomag.net, showing the international interest the band has drummed up. You can see Mike's advice for young bands under N - Najarian, Mike (State Radio, Ratfynkt). Unfortunately, its in german so you may need a translator. - www.stereomag.net

"Vic Firth Artist Page and Video interview of Mike"

Vic Firth features Mike as a Vic Firth artist as well as does a video interview before a State Radio Boston show. - vicfirth.com

"Modern Drummer piece on Mike's drumming"

Modern Drummer piece on Mike for his drumming in State Radio - moderndrummer.com

"Populate Release Music Bailout Interview"

An interview with Mike right after the release of Ratfynkt's debut album Populate. - musicbailout.net

"Boston's Finest Feature"

Ratfynkt was featured in the "artists spotlight" on the popular Boston site Boston's Finest. - bostonsfinest.tv


Bare None EP Released June 18, 2011
Populate LP Released Oct 24, 2010



State Radio drummer Mike Najarian's project, Ratfynkt, began with basement tapes recorded in Duxbury, Massachusetts in 2007. Beginning in 2008 the band began to make a name for itself by playing venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe, Harper's Ferry, and the Middle East in Boston, Massachusetts. From 2009-2011 the band played more shows throughout the Northeast and down the East Coast. Ratfynkt prides themselves in being a socially conscious alt rock band (reminiscient of Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Tool in sound).

In 2009 and early 2010, Ratfynkt recorded tracks for their debut album 'Populate'. The album was released mid October 2010 under the indie label DeRame Records. In December 2010 Ratfynkt recorded tracks for their acoustic/electric EP 'Bare None', which was released on June 18, 2011.