City of Passersby
Rats and People is a folky, post-punk, shaggy little orchestra that proudly features violin, accordion, trumpet and keyboard. Though there's something vaguely Irish in the vigorous sway of this multi-instrumental sound, passionate and lucid storytelling keeps the R&P vessel from detouring too far into Poguesville. In fact, while the Pogues incite the listener to cry over spilled Guinness, there's a certain intelligence in Rats and People's music that makers listeners want to pick up a history book. If you're looking for something lively, soulful and a little experimental, these are your Rats. (Riverfront Times)
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