The Rat

Album: Bows + Arrows (2004)
Charted: 45
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  • Singer Hamilton Leithauser told Rolling Stone magazine that this song originated when the band were "just screwin' around." Then the band's drummer Matt Barrick kicked off a breakneck groove, and the others joined in. He concluded: "We threw some chords on it, I wrote the words in five minutes, and then we all started slammin'!"
  • Pitchfork Media voted this #6 in their list of best singles of 2004.
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