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A full-length, cinematic alt-rock concept album, telling the post-apocalyptic, western tale of The Coyote Kid.
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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!

Kian Dziak, Austin Wilder, Cassandra Valentine, John Baumgartner, Austin Durry
Kian Dziak, Austin Wilder, Cassandra Valentine, John Baumgartner, Austin Durry

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!

The Bloodhound, The Skeleton Man, The Medicine Crow.
The Bloodhound, The Skeleton Man, The Medicine Crow.

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.

All merch designs subject to change
All merch designs subject to change

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.

The Golden Skull of the SKeleton Man. Will you be the first to find it?
The Golden Skull of the SKeleton Man. Will you be the first to find it?

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.

-Coyote Kid

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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.

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    The Skeleton Man - Physical CD w/ Lyrics

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    The Skeleton Man - Vinyl Record

    The Skeleton Man vinyl record + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the Femme Fatale music video

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    Hooded Sweatshirt + CD + Download

    High quality pullover hoodie with the Coyote Kid pocket logo, The Skeleton Man on the back, and Coyote Kid printed on sleeves + Physical CD + Digital download of The Skeleton Man album + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the Femme Fatale music video

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    Every vinyl record we've ever released: Thaumatrope, Bone Crown, and Skeleton Man (Signed) + Digital download of all three albums + Sticker + Unique 16mm film cell from the Femme Fatale music video

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    Anthology Music Bundle

    For the truest music fan. The COMPLETE Marah in the Mainsail/Coyote Kid music catalog spanning the last 6 years: Devil Weeds & Dour Deeds (EP) on CD + Thaumatrope on Vinyl and CD + Bone Crown on Vinyl and CD + The Skeleton Man on signed Vinyl and CD + Sticker + Your name in album credits + Unique 16mm film cell from the Femme Fatale music video

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    Marah Legacy Bundle

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    The Skeleton Man Bundle

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    Skeleton Man + Marah Anthology bundle

    (Best value) The complete Skeleton Man bundle including the three metal figures AND the complete Marah Anthology bundle including all of our vinyl and CD releases.

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    Personalized Video Performance

    A personalized acoustic video performance of any song of your from the Marah in the Mainsail/Coyote Kid catalog, along with all previous rewards. You're a champion of the arts and you're bringing this album to life. Thank you.

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    The Legendary Coyote Bundle

    You are the foundation that this new era of the band is built on. We cannot thank you enough. You'll receive all previous rewards, as well as a personalized thank you letter from us, typed on a real, vintage typewriter, and including a hint to give you an advantage in the hunt for Golden Skull of The Skeleton Man. You have a leg up on the rest of the world to find this one of a kind hand crafted skull, and with it free shows for life. We're honored to have your support.

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