Jason is tripping balls in Hollywood at 2am. Having just taken acid for the first time, he navigates through a vortex of geometric displays comprising the essence of life before deciding he simply must go on a night hike up the Beachwood Canyon trail to the iconic Hollywood sign. The band Jason has played guitar in since age 16 has just broken up after years of cross-country tours, and he suddenly faces an uncertain future. Clearly a Hunter S. Thompson-esque journey is in order. Unfortunately for Jason, as he approaches the trailhead he spots a group of coyotes heading down towards him. Have you ever seen coyotes on acid? They’re scary as hell. Jason retreats back to his apartment, wallowing in disappointment at another lost opportunity.
He discovers the next morning that 2 decapitated bodies were discovered on that very same trail, victims of an apparent gang hit. Time of death? The exact same time he was scared away. Did those beachwood coyotes save his life? You bet they did.
Suddenly songs start pouring out of Jason, years and years of relentless touring providing fertile subject matter for songs about the loneliness of life on the road and the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. He immediately calls his childhood friend Al Curtis. In middle school they’d written effects-heavy riffs together in between building skateboards and making home movies. Al jumps at the chance to re-unite. After bringing the hard-hitting rhythm section of bassist Drew Smith and drummer Bryan King on board, Beachwood Coyotes is born.
The band retreats to a dark practice space and writes loud powerful songs with catchy beats and reckless melodic pop abandon. They design a DIY light show and pour every ounce of their energy into their live shows, which feature frequent stage diving and impromptu in-crowd performances. There will be no standing around with crossed arms at Beachwood Coyotes shows. The young band catches the attention of accomplished producer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Wavves) and record their new single “Silence,” which will be released on Dec 3rd. God bless those damn coyotes.
Critte (pronounced Kree-Tay) and the borzoi is a synth pop group from Seattle, WA. They have just announced their first LP with a release date of fall 2016. “It has the stoner pop feeling Arthur Yoria mixed with something like talking heads, the police, or even modest mouse.”