Hey kids, guess what time it is …
That’s right, it’s banjo time! Again! If you love banjos as much as I do, you may be interested in this sweet little EP by Illinois band Half Coyote. People Clothes is not all banjos all the time, but it’s enough banjo to make a banjo fan get lost in banjo land. And boy is that a great place to be.
I don’t know much about Half Coyote. The core duo consists of banjo and ukulele player Cody Braun and guitarist Matt Schumake; both provide vocals. I know their fan page has only 36 “likes” on Facebook which seems criminally too few for how promising this little debut release is. It’s a delectable bit of indie-folk, tossing in little treasures such as a toy piano, cello and melodica. “Signs” makes me long to be sitting in an old wood tavern with a stein of nondescript ale tipped to my lips; “Politics” is a steady toe-tapper with the refrain “We don’t talk about politics, cause we ain’t got no TV.”
As always, our Bandcamp Picks of the Weeks are available for free download, so all it’ll cost you is a little of your time. However, you do have the option to name your price if you want to support these dudes in what they do.