Coyote Bones

I haven’t seen or heard much from this band for a long while, but I still love them.  Coyote Bones started in 2006 and has been road tripping since.  This band had originally formed to see friends and place music for them.  Coyote Bones then turned into a full fledged band that’s been recording and touring ever since. Their sounds are/were always evolving, the live show just kept getting better and better, and then they disappeared.  I feel the need to feature them because I miss seeing them live.  Their shows and music are very heartfelt, and they are the nicest people in the world.  I wonder where they vanished to?
Some bands that have influenced their sound are, of course, The Faint, Tilly and the Wall and other favorite locals such as Connor Oberst.
As far as I know they have no new shows coming up and I couldn’t even tell you the band members names because I can’t find any information about them anywhere.  If you know anything about them, send me a comment.
So checkout their videos and dance!:


Flowers Forever

Most people describe my musical taste as odd or unique, and I can’t really argue with that statement.  However, this band is odd, even within my musical realm of wonders.  Flowers Forever is very easy to listen to, but if you see them live you are in for a culture shock, life shock, new understanding of the world?  Something crazy like that.  You might find yourself standing in the audience completely in awe, wondering what you are watching and trying to decide if that Kool-Aid you drank had something else in it.

The first time that I saw Flowers Forever was about two years ago in the cavernous, grimy depths of the Sokol, also known as the Sokol Underground.  I really had no idea what I was going to be watching and had never heard the band before.  Then all of a sudden, running from all directions of the audience in an uproar, a few strange characters dashed to the stage in dresses, even though they were men.  Each had body paint covering all of their skin that was exposed, and wigs that coincided with thoughts of Cher and Bob Mackie.  Then rips of the guitars shrieked and the synth wobbled my brain, as firecrackers exploded and the audience went absolutely crazy.  I have to say that I was in shock, and I can’t really say that about any show I’ve ever seen live before.  I was just mind-blown.  There was no other way to describe what I was thinking

Flowers Forever has a revolving lineup, but always features Derek Pressnall.  As many of you music buffs know, Pressnall is the guitarist and vocalist for Tilly and the Wall.  Derek picks who is in the band, and that is what keeps the band so fresh, fun, and oddly strange.  The music is always different, the costumes get crazier, and the experience is always very unique.  You will never see the same show twice, and who knows, you may not even remember seeing the show because it seems as if it is a dream.

Flowers Forever is signed to Team Love, just like Capgun Coup and Tilly and the Wall.  I feel that this is noteworthy because these bands often setup concerts together in local basements and concert venues all around town.  So if you ever have the chance to see Flowers Forever you might catch Tilly and the Wall or Capgun Coup.

To checkout more information about Flowers Forever, including their touring schedule, you can go to their Team Love site.  You can also become a friend of theirs on Facebook or MySpace.

To checkout some crazy stuff that Derek Pressnall does checkout these pages:
Mission Statement Video
Face Movement Video
Odd Music Video
Black Moon Music Video

The Faint

If you’re not from Omaha, then you may not know about The Faint.  The Faint is quite possibly one of the best, if not the best, Indie-Techno band to ever have come out of Omaha.  While they are gaining fame and popularity world-wide, they keep their roots true to Omaha and never forget where they hailed from.  Last Saturday night, the Faint opened up their practice space on 24th and Leavenworth and held an underground concert called Ratfest.  At Ratfest many bands joined forces and reunited to form a time machine that took all audience members back to the late 90’s.  It was awesome!

The Faint has music that is original, intellectual and danceable, all at the same time.  Their newest album dropped last August, and I’m still addicted to it.  All the songs on Faciination are really solid.  This is a CD that you can listen to in its entirety.

I think it’s really unique that The Faint also throw dance parties in Omaha called GOO.  GOO is amazing because The Faint actually DJ the dance party, along with members of Tilly and the Wall and other guest DJs that randomly stop by. You can checkout the event lineup on their GOO Facebook.  There’s always a theme to each party, so I highly encourage checking out the theme before you go, so you can plan your costume!

Not only does The Faint have amazing music, but they also have incredibly unique music videos.  I love their oldest music video for the song  “I Disappear”.  I feel that you really get a feeling of what their live shows are like.  The way in which it is filmed is really unique because they are always white, I feel that it’s a really cool metaphor for disappearing.  I also love how the synthesizer player moves with the beats in a nonchalant manner.  Take a look at the video, you’ll experience a little bit of The Faint.

And everyone in Omaha knows that The Faint always play a show in November or December, rumor has it that the date of their show will be released in the next week.  A great place to stake the lookout would have to be 1% Productions.  So keep on checking out 1% Productions and go buy tickets to their show if you’ve never seen them.  Their live shows are a mind-warp, and there’s no way that you can leave without being covered in sweat that isn’t your own and a smile on your face.