Denver has a GREAT music scene. It's no NY, LA, Seattle, or even Austin, but it's catching up. There's local talent playing their hearts out everywhere you look. God knows why so few of these guys get national air time. And after the Hot IQs, one of my favorites!, called it quits this summer, it is my own personal mission to do my damnest to ensure no more Denver bands go the same way.
This week, and many, many weeks to follow, I'd like to give some attention to another local favorite. The Young Coyotes are a duo that have been together making music since April 2008. With Adam Halferty on vocals and guitar and Zach Tipton playing drums and also singing, the Young Coyotes are reppin' Denver to the fullest with their two great EPs, "Basement" and "Exhale." The two albums offer the best of Denver with a great indie rock sound. The fact that they only regularly use a guitar and a drum set in their music forces the music to rely heavily (and rather successfully) on the simpler aspects, such as vocals and rhythm. And the howling "ooo oohs" remind you that "yes, we actually are coyotes."
For all these reasons, the Young Coyotes were named Best New Band of 2009 by Westword . The catchy beats and great lyrics have ensured that the Young Coyotes have a loyal following in the Denver music scene. Just see for yourself. The Young Coyotes will be returning from a summer long hiatus this Sunday with a show at the Larimer Lounge (21+). If you're under 21 and without false identification, the below youtube video is all you get.