Minnesota based, cinematic rock band COYOTE KID has released the darkly film noir music video for their new single, “Femme Fatale,” the first single off of their upcoming album, The Skeleton Man. Originally premiered on mxdwn.com, “Femme Fatale” was directed by Christopher Behnen and Dena Winter.
“We’re thrilled to present ‘Femme Fatale. A Tarantino inspired short film shot entirely on real 16mm film, telling the story of a dangerous woman and her vampiric car.” – COYOTE KID
“The clip begins ominously, with headlights illuminating a remote wildland, crickets humming and a appropriately, a coyote cackling in the distance. We’re introduced to the central character of the video, our “Femme Fatale.” She enters the shot walking back to the car that has its headlights on, carrying a gasoline container. We soon find out what the purpose of the canister is — and it’s not because she ran out of gas on a lonely highway and had to walk to the nearest service station to fill up the container.
Then, the music finally enters the mix and it’s heart-pounding rock ‘n roll, with lead singer Austin Durry’s vocals cutting powerfully through the mix. Throughout the song, accompaniment like Baumgartner’s trombone add to the swinging The video focuses on the engine of our anti-hero’s VW bug, which pounds and pulsates as she drives, leaking a mysterious red substance. In the next scene, she picks up a man who appears to be assaulting someone, seemingly easy pickings for the “Femme Fatale.”
But first she makes a kill with the unsuspecting man sleeping in the back of the car. As a jogger runs by she bludgeons him to death with a wrench, with her new friend helping out with the assault. At this point, it becomes clear that the woman is killing to feed her car’s insatiable thirst for blood..” – MATT MATASCI– mxdwn.com
The band has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund The Skeleton Man, a full-length, cinematic alt-rock concept album, telling the post-apocalyptic, western tale of The Coyote Kid.
“This new story album is titled The Skeleton Man. The sound is large and aggressive, but more stylistically diverse then any of our previous releases. We wanted to take the cinematic sound we established in our previous albums and expand it to encompass more musical influences and a larger emotional range. From dynamic drums, growling bass, and shimmering spaghetti-western guitars, to soaring trumpets and bellowing trombones, the stage is set for this supernatural, post-apocalyptic western. This is, by far, the most dynamic work we have ever compiled. Each record will be pressed on beautiful marble vinyl, and will include the full album story and lyrics, a poster insert, and a pair of red and blue lenses that reveal both sides of The Skeleton Man cover art.”
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Femme Fatale (Single) – Digital Download
You’re a part of the project! You get a free digital download of our first single “Femme Fatale,” and updates to the project as it’s being released.
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The Skeleton Man – Digital Download
Early access + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album.
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The Skeleton Man – Physical CD w/ Lyrics
The Skeleton Man CD + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale music video.”
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Shirt + Digital Download
Your choice of white or black Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt + Early access + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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The Skeleton Man – Vinyl Record
The Skeleton Man vinyl record + Digital download of The Skeleton Manalbum + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
Each vinyl record includes red and blue lenses to view both images in the album art, the lyrics and story of the full album, and a special poster insert illustration of the characters.
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CD + T-Shirt
CD + T-shirt + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Vinyl Record + T-Shirt
Vinyl record + T-shirt + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Vinyl Record + CD
Vinyl Record + CD + Early digital download. For the full Skeleton Man listening experience.
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Hooded Sweatshirt + CD + Download
High quality pullover hoodie with the Coyote Kid pocket logo, The Skeleton Man on the back, and Coyote Kid printed on sleeves + Physical CD + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Signed Vinyl + Shirt + CD
Signed Vinyl + Shirt + CD + Early Access Digital Download + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video
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Every vinyl record we’ve ever released: Thaumatrope, Bone Crown, and Skeleton Man (Signed) + Digital download of all three albums + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Signed Vinyl + Sweatshirt + CD
You’re making this record happen! Your name credited on album + Signed vinyl record + Sweatshirt + Physical CD + Digital download ofThe Skeleton Manalbum + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Anthology Music Bundle
For the truest music fan. The COMPLETE Marah in the Mainsail/Coyote Kid music catalog spanning the last 6 years: Devil Weeds & Dour Deeds (EP) on CD + Thaumatrope on Vinyl and CD + Bone Crown on Vinyl and CD + The Skeleton Man on signed Vinyl and CD + Sticker + Your name in album credits + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Marah Legacy Bundle
You are a powerhouse keeping the art alive! All 3 vinyl records + 4 CD’s + Sweatshirt + T-shirt + Sticker + Your name in album credits + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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The Skeleton Man Bundle
This is the full album experience. Three Kickstarter exclusive metal figurines, plus the complete merch line for the album: CD + Signed Vinyl + Sweatshirt + Both T-shirts + Sticker + Digital download of the Skeleton Man album + Your name in album credits + Unique 16mm film cell from the “Femme Fatale” music video.
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Personalized Video Performance
A personalized acoustic video performance of any song of your choosing from the Marah in the Mainsail/Coyote Kid catalog, along with all previous rewards. You’re a champion of the arts and you’re bringing this album to life. Thank you.
“We want to bring an element of adventure into the real world with this album, so we have gone out and hidden The Golden Skull of the Skeleton Man somewhere within the US (similar to a geocache). The only way to find this beautifully-crafted, resin skull is to discover the passcode hidden somewhere in the album. This code will eventually lead you to the GPS coordinates to find the skull. The first person to find it gets a full merch bundle of all of our releases, as well as free shows for life. As soon as the album drops, the game is on.”
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The Legendary Coyote Bundle
You are the foundation that this new era of the band is built on. We cannot thank you enough. You’ll receive all previous rewards, as well as a personalized thank you letter from us, typed on a real, vintage typewriter, and including a hint to give you an advantage in the hunt for Golden Skull of The Skeleton Man. You have a leg up on the rest of the world to find this one of a kind hand crafted skull, and with it free shows for life. We’re honored to have your support.
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Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Coyote Kid’s sound. Precise yet primitive jungle drums set the stage for the eclectic and powerful ensemble to sweep you away into their haunting world. Like oil and water, Durry’s true grit voice alongside Cassandra’s crystal clarity form a stirring, yet beautiful contrast. All being thrusted foreword by shimmering spaghetti-western guitars, growling base, and soaring brass. Their lyrics paint a thrilling picture of monsters and ghosts, murderers and thieves, love and guilt, and everything in between. Previously known as Marah in the Mainsail, Coyote Kid has been earning their stripes and touring the US and Canada since 2015, slowly carving their unique place between genres in the music industry.