Dirk Michener and Travis Catsull started playing New York City style experimental country music in 2002 on a balcony in Denton, TX. Naming themselves after the Pacific Northwest's most wealthy poet, Charles Potts, seemed to make perfect sense. After playing tons of campfires, house parties, mexican food restaurants and then a W.
Mark David Ashworth has been writing and self-recording songs for almost a decade now. Most recently he spent a few months recording in a hotel room in beautiful, ancient, hazy, noisy, Mexico City. Those recordings have since been improved and turned into a debut album, entitled Viceroy.
Mice and Rifles played their first show in February of 2006 with friends Maneja Beto in Austin, Texas. They quickly headed into the studio with Chico Jones and Brandon Tucker of Ohm Recording Facility to record “All Kites Up”. Recorded live in two days, they celebrated the rookie EP release in December 2006 at Austin’s legendary Stubb’s.
"quiet ramshackley lo fi psychedelic fulk loud echoey psychedelic rock danceparty or quiet and lovely acapella with knee slaps other times just clapping with some breathing sounds and birds in the background maybe an organ dirge or whistle solo mostly songs are about some movie or food newspaper say it sound like wadded up paper and a girl the other night said he sound like THE JUDYS.
The Austin Chronicle: Its crisp, Bubble Studio riff emphasis (lead-off "Hartsfield-Jackson") and fattened swath of late-1980s Red River ("San Jose, 1972") also barfs up a mess of happiness on Thunderbird wine pledge "The Teeners" and B-side Jesus Lizard lumber "Butcher's Block." Buckle up. -- Raoul Hernandez
You Make Engine began in 2005 with Hannah and Kaleb toying around in a hot East Austin storage unit, attempting to turn Kaleb’s obsession with Out Hud and Poster Children into some original music we could dance to. We knew Brian as a great singer with excellent musical taste from our Karaoke Underground shows, and asked him to join.