BRIAN BORCHERDT began playing music in rural Nova Scotia where he founded the not-for-profit collaborative label, Dependent Music. After a few years with Canadian indie pioneers BY DIVINE RIGHT, Brian went off on his own to pursue two projects: the world touring, Polaris / Juno nominated HOLY FUCK as well as his own solo career.
Brian’s side project, Holy Fuck, has become recognized across continents as being one of Canada’s influential alt-electronic bands with fans such as Lou Reed, Michael Stipe and Radiohead. While Brian’s solo career is worlds apart from the experimental Holy Fuck; both show a bold focus… where Holy Fuck is uncompromising in its weirdo beat driven noise, his solo work is uncompromising in its sparse and moody aesthetic.
Coyotes was recorded by long time friend Jose Contreras of BY DIVINE RIGHT. While on a break from HOLY FUCK‘s tour schedule Brian performed a handful of recently written songs in Jose’s living room. Most of the final selections were first takes. Little else was added to the guitar and vocal, maintaining the songs’ intimate and delicate atmosphere. The album’s textural paper sleeve features artwork by James Mejia, perfectly complimenting the haunting tone of these seven songs.
Coyotes cd & lp printed on uncoated 18pt 100% Recycled C1S paperboard and uncoated SBS. Package design & artwork by James Mejia. / Torches (the Ward Colorado demos) photography by Brian Borcherdt. Design & artwork by James Mejia.