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Coyote Grace

Now Take Flight

(Mile After Mile; US: 11 Sep 2012; UK: 11 Sep 2012)

Coyote Grace is an up-and-coming trio that blends traditional roots music with a more modern spin. However, they don’t have a distinct twist or stamp to put on the conglomeration and as a result, their latest record, Now Take Flight, doesn’t stand out at all. That’s not to say it’s a bad record; the structures, arrangements, and melodies are all pleasant enough and well done. Yet, there’s still certain elements missing. This isn’t a record that rewards repeat listens and investment, it’s a surface record that functions well as inoffensive background music. There’s some strong songwriting segments sprinkled throughout Now Take Flight but they, sadly, can’t be sustained. It doesn’t help that most of the songs are slower tempo and have nothing jumping out. If Coyote Grace’s ambitions to become the new posterchild of their genre, they’re going to have to be more than average, which is exactly what


is.

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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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