‘Parks and Recreation’ band Mouse Rat share new singles ‘The Pit’ and ‘Two Birds Holding Hands’

Mouse Rat, the fictional rock band from television show Parks and Recreation, have unveiled two new singles from their upcoming album: ‘The Pit’ and ‘Two Birds Holding Hands’.

Both songs were previously featured on Parks and Recreation episodes, performed by Chris Pratt’s character Andy Dwyer and his band. They arrive ahead of the band’s ‘The Awesome Album’, which is out August 27 via Dualtone and Entertainment 720 (the company founded by Aziz Ansari’s character Tom Haverford). The album compiles songs featured in the television sitcom, including the previously unveiled ‘5,000 Candles In The Wind’.

‘The Pit’ was heard in the show’s season one finale, while ‘Two Birds Holding Hands’ was in season three – a song performed at Dwyer’s impromptu wedding to April Ludgate (played by Aubrey Plaza). The official version of ‘The Pit’ comes with an animated lyric video directed by Grant Claire. Hear both songs below:

‘The Pit’ was written by Pratt’s Dwyer after his character broke his leg falling into a pit next door to his house.