“The Rat,” a hit single from American rock band The Walkmen, was recently featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The song, which was released in 2004, has become a beloved classic among fans of the indie rock genre.
The Walkmen, which was formed in New York City in 2000, was known for their raw and emotional sound that blended elements of post-punk, garage rock, and other genres. “The Rat” is one of the band’s most popular songs, featuring a driving beat and catchy guitar riffs that have made it a favorite among fans and critics alike.
The band announced their indefinite hiatus in 2013, but their music continues to be celebrated and appreciated by fans around the world. Their influence can be heard in the work of many contemporary indie rock bands, and their legacy as one of the most innovative and exciting bands of the 2000s is secure.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s feature of “The Rat” is a testament to the enduring popularity of The Walkmen’s music and the impact they’ve had on the indie rock scene. Fans who may have missed the performance can still enjoy the band’s music through their discography, which includes seven full-length albums and numerous EPs and singles.