Mice and Rifles: “Carefree Americans”
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. In the case of Austin alt-country outfit Mice and Rifles, that’s certainly true.
Mice and Rifles formed in 2006, and right off the bat received some local buzz with their debut record All Kites Up. In 2007 the group shared a bill with country heavyweights like Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett and more at C3′s Big State Festival in Bryan-College Station. Not to be pigeonholed into performing dusty country festivals, in March 2008 the group performed on the Long Center‘s City Terrace as a part of the performing arts center’s “sneak peek” weekend. Despite the upward momentum, the group decided to take a break in 2009.
Then out of nowhere this past January, Mice and Rifles reappeared on the scene; first with a Free Week performance and then a spot at Stubb’s in February opening for Caitlin Rose. The band is currently working on a brand new album, which is set to release late this year. But you don’t have to wait that long for a listen to Mice and Rifles, because we’ve got you covered with today’s song of the day, “Carefree Americans,” which appears on the group’s 2007 record Beginner’s Luck.