Bandcamp Pick of the Week: Half Coyote, ‘People Clothes’

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.

5 Comments to “Bandcamp Pick of the Week: Half Coyote, ‘People Clothes’”

  1. I downloaded this album because I have pretty eclectic taste and don’t mind all the warbling and death threats. But when I played it off my speakers, 25 ghosts literally erupted out of my floorboards. it was fucking weird so I turned it off. I was also pretty high out of my mind on shrooms so it probably wasn’t real. Still, I’m kind of done with Half Coyote for a while..

  2. “Half Coyote isn’t even the start of it my friends. Take a look at the band’s page. Half the members play like 5 instruments. More like Half Coyote, Half Ukelele, Half Vocals, Half Drums, am I right? Seriously though, what’s really sad is that none of them are really fluent on anything.”

  3. Half Coyote is rank, rude, and disrespectful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I understand why everyone hates this band so much. I saw them live (by accident) at a strip club near my house in Wilmington, Vermont. They were fine

  5. I *don’t* understand why everyone hates this band so much. I saw them live (by accident) at a strip club near my house in Wilmington, Vermont. They were fine

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