Why did they choose the name Of Mice and Men?

m_afa58c309a2f424fb660a91a0fa7e93cEver wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s Costa Mesa, California’s Of Mice and Men.

According to Wikipidea. When vocalist Austin Carlile was asked about the band’s name this is what he had to say…

“The book Of Mice and Men says ‘the well laid plans of mice and men often go awry.’ You make plans, and they get screwed up. Jaxin Hall (bass/vocals) and I both had plans for life, and they both got screwed up, so now we’re making the most of what we can.

Jaxin Hall also commented stating: “The main theme of Of Mice and Men is the American Dream…and being self sufficient.  As a band, I was thinking about that when Austin and I were thinking about forming this band that we wanted this to be our American Dream, especially considering that I’m not from America.

A band named derived from the American Dream, and things not turning out quite the way you thought they would. I think just about everyone can relate to that…

If you’ve got a good band name origin story, or want us to research one for you, message us on the Dying Scene facebook page.


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