Karate Coyote

Karate Coyote

 Columbus, Ohio, USA
BandAlternativeRock

"... An indie-rock pep rally that nods to the mopey kids at the top of the bleachers even as its melodies hop and skip with the cheer leading squad."

Biography

"Karate Coyote", which was produced by Jerry DePizzo (O.A.R.) and Mike Landolt (Maroon 5, Songs About Jane) captures the band at a heightened level of maturity, but sticking to its ever-poppy guns. The boy/girl vocal interplay is as inviting as ever. The twisting time-signatures and tapping guitars subtly make their presence felt under layers of catchy synthesizers and melodies. Older, wiser, and sexier than ever, Karate Coyote is back on the market and looking for that special one.

In early 2009 Karate Coyote led a charge to re-establish indie-rock music in Central Ohio. The mission was successful and the band found its single "So Far, So Good" in the top requested songs on CD102.5 FM (a first for a local artist). The single eventually took its place as #17 on the top 101 songs of 2009 alongside bands like MGMT, Spoon and left an everlasting imprint on Central Ohio's famous "shoe-gaze" music scene.

The band mastered its live show opening for Matt and Kim, Spoon and Rogue Wave. The second place finish in 2010's "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" national music video contest had professionals contacting KC from Chicago to New York.

KC has opened for:
Matt & Kim
Spoon
The Von Bondies
Rogue Wave
The Crash Kings
The Cribs
The Parlor Mob
Audrye Sessions
The Clicks
People in Planes
Youth Group
Local H
Electric 6
The Melismatics
The Pomegranates
House of Heroes
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
One Eskimo
Coltrane Motion

KC has appeared at:
Buckeyethon 2013
SXSW2011:
Finalist Universal's Scott Pilgrim VS the World Video Contest.
Hot Topic's Facebook "Band of the Week" - 11/15/10
Play:stl 2009
MidPoint Music Festival 2009
MidPoint Music Festival 2010
ComFest 2009, 2011 (Columbus, OH)
Independent's Day 2009 (Columbus)
Ernst Festival (Miami University 2009, headliner)
Heidelberg University Festival 2010 (Tiffin, OH)
Black Swamp Arts festival 2011 (Bowling Green, OH)
CD101 Day 2009
CD101 Summerfest 2010

Lyrics

Cat-O-Pillar

Written By: Karate Coyote LLC

and when we wake up sliding
in the star shine
we'll scrape our face on carpet
in the moon light
don't try to run, don't fight it
it'll be fine
You tried so hard to forget
what it feels like

undulate and oscillate
I can't change what I am
undulate, hearts oscillate
I can't change what I am

[Don’t you know it’s hard to go on this way]
You know its hard to go
on this way, oh
you try to take control,
through the pain and sorrows
you know it’s hard to go
on this way, oh

So when your staring daggers
in a night sky
don't count on holy relics
for a sound mind

we've been caught
red handed in our in hand me downs
and now we're never coming out

been caught red handed in our hand-me-downs
and now we're never coming out
Yeah you know that it’s, yes you do
And we’ve stayed the same
you’ve stayed sewn
till the backbeat of the rhythm
fill our bones

I don’t, I don’t know what to say,
I don’t’, don’t know
I don’t know what you said
I don’t, don’t know
I don’t know what to say
I don’t, don’t don’t
On and on the lights came on
On and on they all went off
On and on the lights went off
On and on the lights came on

[Don’t you know it’s hard to go on this way]
You know its hard to go
on this way, oh
you try to take control,
through the pain and sorrows
you know it’s hard to go
on this way, oh

Yeah you know that it’s, yes you do
And we’ve stayed the same
you’ve stayed sewn
till the backbeat of the rhythm
fill our bones

We’ve been caught,
Red handed in our hand-me-downs
And now we’re never coming out

Ride On, Pegasus!

Written By: Karate Coyote LLC

It hits me just like concrete
Smashing my face, busting my teeth
It hits me just like concrete
Smashing my face, busting my teeth
Lay down you poor old bitter thing
And no ones gonna call you, NO

All for one, and one for all
To save some face, we took the fall
screaming hallelujah while
our blood spills on the wall

You were so good at glamouring
I feel no shame, nor sympathy
You were so good at glamouring
I feel no shame, nor sympathy
Lay down you poor old bitter thing
[Always wanting more]

all for one and one for all
To save some face, we took the fall
screaming hallelujah while
our blood spills on the wall

Don’t. You. Feel. Grand?
[I feel no shame, I feel no pain
Don’t you regret, don’t you forget it]
All for one, and one for all
And no ones gonna love you, no

all for one and one for all
To save some face, we took the fall
screaming hallelujah while
our blood spills on the wall

You're So Cruel

Written By: Karate Coyote LLC

You made requests
you were denied
my valor fades
right before your eyes
YEAH OH NO, YOU HAD TO SEEING IT COMING
Taking the steps
making long strides
oceanic depths
call to our demise

LUNGS FILLIN’, CANT YOU FEEL US SINKING

And you know that “you never meant nothing”
could you tell that there’s no way out
oh my god I made you suffer
isn’t that what loves about

and my you’ve grown and it’s made you tougher
seen through me, seen what I’m about
oh my god I’ve been so lonely
built it up, let it crumble back DOWN

[You know that I saw this coming
You know that I’ve found you out
You know that I saw this coming
Isn’t that what loves about?]
You’re so CruUuUuUuEL

Yeah I know,
you’ve grown
you’re so far
Yeah, “so long”

You made requests
you were denied
my valor fades
right before your eyes

And you know that “you never meant nothing”
could you tell that there’s no way out
oh my god I made you suffer
isn’t that what loves about

and my you’ve grown and it’s made you tougher
seen through me, seen what I’m about
oh my god I’ve been so lonely
built it up, let it crumble back DOWN

Front Door

Written By: Karate Coyote LLC

Every moment has it’s play, in time
But sometimes its hard to see it that way [you know that I try]
I wish I’d been there that day, in time
To see you before it was too late, woah-oh-oh

Pre-Chorus
We’ve been here before
so cut to the core
you know let me know

‘Cause in your heart I’m always waiting
to be let in the front door
in your home, I’m always taking space

‘Cause in my heart you’re always waiting
to be let in the front door
in my home, you’re always taking space
away, from me

Long time, long time, long time
[oh, don’t go…no, oh]

When will I know
when it is time to go
Waiting here oh
to open the door

Slow, slow down
Open the door

Every omen has it’s place, in time
Sometimes it’s hard to see it that way [is this our goodbye?]
Believe me I wish I’d been there that day, in time
To see you before it was too late, woah-oh-oh

‘Cause in your heart I’m always waiting
to be let in the front door
in your home, I’m always taking space

‘Cause in my heart you’re always waiting
to be let in the front door
in my home, you’re always taking space
away, from me

Long time, long time, long time
[oh, don’t go…no, oh]

When will I know
when it is time to go
Waiting here oh
to open the door

Lupercalia Pt II

Written By: Karate Coyote LLC

Put the cops in their beds
put the kids in jail
crushed to bones
Yeah we’re dressed to kill

This summer sun's contagious
This summer sun's contagious

guns to our heads
put the heads to the tails
and we choke on the joke
til we slide off the rails

This summer sun's contagious
This summer sun's contagious

I don't break
til day blooms around you
and opens up to a sky
of stars
surrounds you
til ya whip right through me
nerve skin flesh to the bone

[Flight,I feel
Fight, I feel
Life, I feel
Live, I feel]

increasing Eros
feeding feral tendencies
a wolf in sheep skin
rising up inside of me

Call me till i cave in burning white
undressing skins in red moonlight
lick the wounds in chorus
raw. complete. we howl we, sing.

call me til i cave in burning white
undressing skins in red moonlight
lick the wounds in chorus
raw. complete. we howl until it's light

don’t stop
my heart’ll keep flowing out
[our hearts, we hold until they skip and settle down]
don’t stop
my heart’ll keep flowing out
[our hearts, we hold until they skip and settle down]

Discography

- Karate Coyote L.P.-
September 29th, 2012

-INNER ANIMALS L.P.-
March 26, 2010

* Played on CD102.5fm, The Sting Cleveland, WVQC(Cin),WYSO(Day),WOSU,WCRS
* Played on patradio.org, ACRN.com(Ath,OH)/
* "Tunnels" played on WVQC Cincinnati
* "Tunnels" featured in CBS documentary on Columbus 4/24/2010
* "ICU2(RN4A187) video selected in top 8 of 500 of Universal Films sponsored national contest, Indie Rock vs. The World, featured on WCMH NBC news at 11, and Donewaiting.com, and Shacknews.com.
* "ICU2(RN4A187) added to cd1025 daily rotation 08/16/10.

-LITTLE VICTORIES E.P.-
April 11, 2009

- MOVE E.P -
October 25, 2008

Set List

Typically sets range from 45 min to an hour (7-12 songs). As of 3/13, the set draws upon a pool of over 17 original songs plus some amazing covers.

1. You're So Cruel
2. The Front Door
3. Ride On Pegasus
4. Cat-O-Pillar
5. Zombibabi
6. Underwater Mouthbreather
7. Wookie
8. Lupercalia Pt. II
9. When in Rome
10. Is that the best you can do?
11. So far so Good
12. Meantime
13. ICURN4A1872
14. Spring Dirt Nerve
15. Sirens
16. Move Yourself
17. Oh Boy

Some examples of covers include:

Joy Division- "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Pixies- "Gigantic"
Blondie - "Call Me"
99 Luft Ballons
Billy Idol -Dancin' with Myself