We Scare Coyotes: Ambient Chupacabra Lies

It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers.

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Normally if you hand me a bunch of instrumental music I will respond with some variation on the famous Cave Johnson Lemon Speech except that I will replace the word "lemon" with "instrumental music" so as to keep the slightly weird from becoming the stuff of involuntary committal. It's just not music without someone shouting at me, but man get a load of We Scare Coyotes.

The four-piece shoegaze/math-rock act is like some wonderful jam-band version of Bang Bangz, and covers its lack of lyrics with an absolutely tremendous atmosphere. Aaron Glynn's violin work is especially compelling, and what he lacks in Lindsey Stirling proficiency he more than makes up with the ability to fill the air around the band with notes that pulse like an arm in a blood-pressure cuff. I almost wish I would go mad just so I the Coyotes could provide such a lovely soundtrack.

Plus, they've got a track called "Allonsy," and we must always salute our fellow Doctor Who fans. That name, though...

We scare coyotes? No you don't. Nothing scares coyotes. Have you seen coyotes? They're like dogs except you replace all the adorable jowls and tummy rubs with a complete and utter lack of fucks to give.

When their hair falls out they turn into chupacabra, did you know that? Things that suck goats ain't afraid of some H-town ambient act, no matter how awesome they are. I decided to investigate to find out what the hell was behind the name.

Turns out, "We Scare Coyotes" is actually the name of a song by Neptunes Explode, the band that Jacob Cano, Jared Newton, and John Zamudio were in before teaming with Glynn to form WSC. According to an official email from the band:

Well, there is this weekend house that I visit in Clute, TX. Clute, TX is a rural little chemical town outside the Freeport/Lake Jackson area filled with a lot of empty acres of land that where set aside for animals, or for future chemical plants. Because of all this land, a vast amount of coyotes roam and multiply.

The house I regularly visit is behind one of these acres of land, and coyotes are always coming onto the property looking for food. One day the band of coyotes was especially large and they were howling and making a ruckus. I noticed they sounded like they were getting closer.

Never experiencing that, I started getting a little worried. The family I was with noticed, and said 'Don't worry, they wont get any closer. We scare coyotes.'


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