Mouse Dog Bird is an Experimental indie-folk band / solo project from Phoenix, AZ. It is the principal recording/performing vehicle for Johnny Raincloud, A songwriter who grew up in and began crafting his style and musical approach in downtown Phoenix spots like The Willow House, Modified Arts and The Trunk Space.

He Studied art and music at University, then returned to Phoenix with a clear artistic goal. His art was going to be simply what he always was. His life, what he sees, what actually happened to him, and most importantly how all those things made him feel.

His sound is focused around minimalism - simply structured songs with grand haunting melodies that kick you in the chest.  The writing is simply the documentation of life, with all the pain, sorrow, and occasional triumphs.

Mouse Dog Bird Is a collaboration of ghosts. Johnny sometimes performs with acoustic guitar only, sometimes hollow bodied electric guitar layered over digital synths and analog cassette tape loops. John sings in falsetto and utilizes his lower range to create beautiful aching melodies and deeply personal lyrical structures.  Mouse Dog Bird has received musical comparisons to GSY!BE, Sigur Ros, and Elliot Smith.


Mouse Dog Bird is currently booking shows in AZ.



press links


Faeton Music Blog

Sleeping Bag Studios

American Pancake



for booking, questions, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us here

New album Endling to be released on Dec 16th 2019. This album died on a bad hard drive and was brought back to life using test mp3 renders. Although it won't sound as polished as I intended, it will keep the important unreproducible aspects of the intimate home recording. Here is a song from the album that I wrote in memory of a friend - Julie        --JR

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12/16/19 We have released a new album titled "Endling".Listen on Spotify and all major streaming services now


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We (I) have finished a new song that will be included on a local compilation album that has all proceeds going to the Abortion Fund Of Arizona, a fantastic local charity that helps women in need. Check them out here and stay tuned for a new song from me (us)

new MDB song on upcoming collab album Keep It Safe, Keep It Accessible 1/24/21'

I am super proud to have spearheaded this project and with alot of local help it has turned out amazing. Please check out this album that will be released this Feb 14th 21"and pre order if you can because all proceeds from downloads or CDs go to AFAZ to ensure they can continue offsetting the costs of a safe and legal abortions for those who can't afford one.

You can order or download the album Here

Check out the Youtube add Here 

Check out Abortion Fund Of Arizona for more details about their work

Here is a Press Release regarding the album


The Andy Warpigs Tribute Album ' See You Space Cowboy" has been finished. Please check it out on my bandcamp page, and buy the cd at your local az Zia Records, Stickweeds, or Bud's Glass!