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Brian Borcherdt began playing music in rural Nova Scotia where he founded Canada's first not-for-profit collaborative label, Dependent. Back then he played in loud, screamy bands and helped foster the music of his friends in bands such as Wintersleep. Running away from Nova Scotia, Brian dabbled in the exciting world
of film editing, working alongside visionaries like Walter Murch and Michael Ondaatje. In the end this experience just inspired him to go back to what he loved most, 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. While his 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, 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.Background: Brian Borcherdt's side project, Holy Fuck, has been recognized across continents as being one of the influential bands of 2008 with fans such as Lou Reed, Michael Stipe and Radiohead. While his 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. His first Moth EP was a deeply personal record for a fallen comrade. It was anonymously presented and hailed by Toronto's NOW Magazine as one of the best local releases of the year. "Sign Them Now," was the SPIN Magazine caption regarding Brian's last record (Remains of... Volume 2).