Moss, Char and Christian.
Where are you from?
We hail from a quiet, nondescript beach town in Southern California. Now we live in Orange County, Los Angeles, and Manhattan.
Name of band:
How would you describe yourselves?
We have trouble defining our sound. Some people have called it psycho surf. Others have called it dark disco. We like to call it music to dance to alone in your underwear on a Saturday night, when all of your friends are off doing bigger and better things.
Who are your main influences musically?
We love bands that aren't afraid to look ridiculous, to have fun, and to get freaky on the dance floor. Acts like Papa, Palma Violets, Los Porcos, and Father John Misty have really inspired us. Also, the rapper Milo. We sound nothing alike, but dammit, we love that dude.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
The goal is to get people dancing. We love nothing more in life than getting sweaty with a good crowd.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
We opened up for Los Campesinos! about a year ago. That was a rollicking good time. Those guys can really get a crowd moving and Gareth (the singer) randomly gave me a handful of cash. What a sweet guy.
We also opened for Listener at a massage parlor around the same time. That was a strange and harrowing experience.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We played a Southern California festival a few years back that shall remain nameless. But to give you a sense of the horror, I will say that T Mills was on the bill. On second thought, maybe I should've named the festival and allowed T Mills to remain nameless.
By the way, if you haven’t heard T Mills, drop this interview immediately and YouTube that shit. Only then will you truly know our shame.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
We have a song called Watermelon Moon that serves as a pretty apt summation of our sound. It’s quite danceable.
Where can we listen to it?
Unfortunately the double EP we're working on will not be ready until early next year. But don’t you fret! Here’s some shitty concert footage from the end of the song, during which we force the entire audience onto the ground. Sound/video quality is bad -- but dance quality is top notch!
Where can we find out more about your music?
When the double EP drops, it will be available here:
Until that day, feel free to get with us on Twitter @koiyoteband. We love da Twitter.
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Double EP tentatively titled Mating Calls Vol. 1 and Mating Calls Vol. 2 will be released early next year. John Malkovich will be on the album art work. Expect to dance.
On a side note, my roommate is obsessed with Malcom in the Middle. He probably watches six or seven episodes a day and thus, I've heard that intro song non-stop for the past few months. There’s a frightening chance it may deeply influence our sound.