Coyote Kisses has been making waves in the EDM world with their slick melodies and upbeat energy. Recently they’ve been tagged to open for 3LAU on his epic tour, and opened for Pretty Lights and Curren$y at the Midway Music Festival. Coyote Kisses bring a different but tasty flavor to #FEST that will make sure you’re at the top of your game.
#FEST: How did Coyote Kisses get their start? Where did the name “Coyote Kisses” come from?
CK: Coyote Kisses began during the summer of 2009 (after our respective senior years of high school). Bryce and I played in a band with a couple of other friends using equipment that wasn’t even ours. It was a lot of fun, but came to a swift end after the rightful owners took their amps back. After that, we continued making music together. We used Garageband to create an amalgamation of indie/folk and synth pop. Eventually, we started yearning for something heavier and more intricate. That winter we bought Ableton Live and began producing music similar to what you hear now.
#FEST: Coyote Kisses has a very unique sound in a genre where a lot of music can seem to blend together. How would you describe the music you make?
CK: Always a tough question. I (Joe) tend to label Coyote Kisses as leaning toward something ethereal and space age but funky and rock and roll at the same time. What is significant to note, though, is that people sometimes assume that we make a concerted effort to try and achieve the sound we have. In reality, this sound (categorized these days by those 8-bit leads I guess) is something that just, for lack of a better word, happens. We write what sounds good at the time: we do our best to recreate whatever emotions happen to pulsing through us musically (as I’m sure most artists do). Resultantly, we always have feared being pinned down by a specific genre or sound.
#FEST: Have you heard of #FEST before? What have you heard?
CK: We are still quite new to this whole live music scene, but the things we have heard from last year have all been quite exciting!
#FEST: #FEST is a the nation’s biggest college party. What are you doing to prepare for your performance, and what are you expecting?
CK: We are always looking to evolve our live show. We spend a solid amount of time trying to piece together an experience pertinent to every environment we play at. I can’t really tell you what we expect, as we have found expectations never lend themselves to a better performance. We always want to go out, play our best, and make sure everyone who comes to see us has a fantastic time. Simple as that.
#FEST: Do you have anything special planned out for your #FEST performance?
CK: Of course. Y’all are going to hear a lot of things no one else has yet :]
#FEST: Do you have any last words to say to the 15,000+ people who will be partying with you in Athens, Ohio?
CK: Obviously we’d want to convey how thankful we are to all our fans and everyone who supports us, because we truly are. So if there’s any way you can put “<3” into word form, those are the last words we’ll leave you with.
Follow Coyote Kisses on Twitter: @CoyoteKissesXO
“Like” Coyote Kisses on Facebook: facebook.com/CoyoteKissesMusic
Check out Coyote Kisses latest release/remix, winner of “Mad Decent”‘s remix competition.
Finally, take a listen to “Acid Wolfpack,” arguably Coyote Kisses’ most popular and well-known track.
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