Ratboys is an American two-piece band from Chicago, consisting of Julia Steiner and David Sagan.
List of tropes:
- Epic Rocking: "Crying About The Planets" (5:56)
- Non-Appearing Title: "The Stanza", "Space Blows", "AOID", "Charles Bernstein", "Our Mortician's Daughter", "Not Again", "Dangerous Visions", "GM" and "GL". There's a lot here.
- Puppy Love: Julia has described "After School" about being in love when you're in the 4th grade
- Self-Titled Album: Well, self titled 'EP'.
- Sibling Team: Julia and her sister, as described in "Molly".
- Shout-Out: Fellow artists Nathan K and Kory Gregory and the Akron, Ohio bar Kling Thing are mentioned in "GM"
- Something Completely Different: An 8-bit/chiptune version of their EP "GL" was released out of the blue.
- Uncommon Time: "Crying About The Planets" is mainly in 6/8 but throws in a bar of 5/8 every so often
- Wild Child: "Peter The Wild Boy" is about...well...Peter the Wild Boy