Mouse Rat, Chris Pratt’s fictional band from Parks & Recreation, are releasing an actual album

Mouse Rat
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Mouse Rat, the fictional Parks & Recreation band fronted by Andy Dwyer (aka Chris Pratt), have announced an actual, real-life album, entitled The Awesome Album.

Timed to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the group’s performance at the funeral of Pawnee, Indiana town mascot, L’il Sebastian, the band have released 5,000 Candles In the Wind, along with a moving accompanying video, which you can watch below.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.