Marah in the Mainsail/Coyote Kid is a Minneapolis-based, independent, Cinematic Alt-Rock band with a dark, dynamic sound, and a strong emphasis on story telling. After three entirely crowdfunded story albums, the stage is set for our biggest release yet. As we transition into a new phase of the band, we will be adopting a whole new branding as well, and going by the name Coyote Kid as we continue to develop the vision and style we established as Marah in the Mainsail, revitalized and poised to explode onto the world-wide stage. We really believe in this music, and we cannot express how honored we are to serve such a passionate fan base. We cannot do anything without you!
This new story album is titled The Skeleton Man. The sound is large and aggressive, but more stylistically diverse then any of our previous releases. We wanted to take the cinematic sound we established in our previous albums and expand it to encompass more musical influences and a larger emotional range. From dynamic drums, growling bass, and shimmering spaghetti-western guitars, to soaring trumpets and bellowing trombones, the stage is set for this supernatural, post-apocalyptic western. This is, by far, the most dynamic work we have ever compiled. Each record will be pressed on beautiful marble vinyl, and will include the full album story and lyrics, a poster insert, and a pair of red and blue lenses that reveal both sides of The Skeleton Man cover art.
The album picks up the ongoing tale of the Marah Anthology. The story of our last album Bone Crown ended in an apocalyptic wildfire that left the world in ashes. This story begins hundreds of years later. The world is wild and untamed, as civilization is slowly rebuilding from the ashes. We follow the story of The Coyote Kid, The Bloodhound, and The Medicine Crow as they traverse this new dark age under the watchful eyes of The Skeleton Man. We have always built our albums around narrative stories, and we want this album to be as immersive as possible. We are excited to share that the full Skeleton Man Bundle includes a set of three metal mini-figures – The Skeleton Man, The Bloodhound, and The Medicine Crow – as well as our complete new merch lineup!
Get your choice of white or black T-shirts, all double printed on incredibly soft, high quality shirts, or snag one of our new ultra-soft hooded sweatshirts! We are really proud of this new merch line, and we want you to feel proud of the art you have helped create.
We want to bring an element of adventure into the real world with this album, so we have gone out and hidden The Golden Skull of the Skeleton Man somewhere within the US (similar to a geocache). The only way to find this beautifully-crafted, resin skull is to discover the passcode hidden somewhere in the album. This code will eventually lead you to the GPS coordinates to find the skull. The first person to find it gets a full merch bundle of all of our releases, as well as free shows for life. As soon as the album drops, the game is on.
We are so thankful to all of our amazing supporters. You control the future of the art you believe in, and we are truly honored to have your ear and your support. Our future is in your hands.
Risks and challenges
Every album seems daunting at the beginning – music is cheap to consume but expensive to make. It is more important now than ever that you share and support the music you believe in. We rely on the passion of our fans, not just with Kickstarter, but in the every day grind of trying to fully get this band off the ground. As we transition into our existence as Coyote Kid, into this new era of the band, we are receiving a fresh start in how we present ourselves to a global audience, and we need you to help spread the word! The only way we can do this is together with all of you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)