scott richards, phil mcjunkins, kevin brinkkoeter, kyle cox, patrick estrada

  • mice and rifles was established in 2006 and released their debut EP All Kites Up which was hailed as a “morbid country masterpiece” by Austin Music + Entertainment Magazine and “a release that blindsides you with brilliance” by Austinsound.net.
  • Mentioned as one of The Austin Chronicle’s “Top 10 Bands To Watch” in 2007, mice and rifles earned an invitation to perform at the Big State Festival in Bryan, Texas with the likes of Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen
  • 2007’s sophomore EP Beginner’s Luck found the band “more unified and polished” while maintaining “its power in the percolating intensity of Kevin Brinkkoeter’s low growl…seething in a bittersweet scowl and furrowed by Phil McJunkins’ pedal steel.” Doug Freeman, The Austin Chronicle
  • 2008, mice and rifles was performing regularly in Houston and Austin, maintaining their high-energy assault on “Alt-Country”, and earned an invitation to perform at the Long Center for the Performing Arts 2008 Opening Gala
  • Original tracks “Carefree Americans” and “Balance” featured in the independent horror film Live Animals (Winner of Audience Choice Award at Memphis International Film Festival 2009)
  • Original tracks “Carefree Americans” and “Storms” featured in the Independent Short Ki-Hi-Ka Ste': Life of Chief George Tall Chief 
  • After a brief hiatus from 2009-2011, mice and rifles reemerged in 2012 to release their third EP Lebe Wohl In Tejas December 8th, 2012 at Austin’s Stubb’s with local favorites Little Radar and My Golden Calf
  • Named Honorary Band of US Army Task Force War Eagle in 2012

.:: this is mice and rifles ::.

  • .:: Handwritten music since 2006 ::.

    .:: Austin, Texas ::.