YOWLER represents Coyotes in Boxes' first project since relocating to East Nashville from their native West Virginia. Recorded with old-school ribbon and dynamic mics through a blend of vintage and modern equipment, it hearkens back to classic sonic influences while pressing forward with unique songwriting and a modern indie rock character. Steven Holland's distinctive voice and catchy melodies overlay loud guitars, ambitious keyboards and thick rhythms to form the band's boldest work to date. It was recorded in Nashville by Evan Redwine, mastered by Hank Williams (Everclear, Taylor Swift, Etta James) and funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign.
The band formed in 2011 with a shared vision for forming community through music: embracing stripped-down porch concerts, house shows and street performances alongside amplified sets at rock shows and festivals. The debut LP "And Curtis and Fox" reflected this mentality, blending loud melodic rock with organic acoustic singalongs. Band member Sean Knisely engineered the album in the historic Orpheum Theatre in the band's original hometown of Huntington, W.Va. It was released amid an adventurous year of travels as the band and their inner circle scouted out relocation destinations from Austin to Philadelphia before moving to Nashville together in 2013.
The band's grassroots regional approach gained momentum as they expanded their reach, appearing on a Twin Cousin Records vinyl compilation, Pittsburgh label Cool Shoes' Vaticomp sampler, Nashville-based Soundstamp's rock sampler, and two Huntington Underground compilations. They have received airplay on Lightning 100 (Nashville), WUGA radio/television (Athens, GA), 92.6 The Blitz (California), West Virginia Public Radio (Charleston and statewide), The Planet 92.7 (WV/KY/OH), U92 WWVU (Morgantown, WV) and 88.1 WMUL (Huntington, WV). Their albums are available physically in prominent Nashville record stores Grimey's and The Groove and through Soundstamp, and digitally everywhere.