Beachwood Coyotes was created during a moment of clarity for lead singer/guitarist Jason Nott. The band he had played guitar in since age 16 had just broken up and he suddenly faced an uncertain future. During a blurry-headed attempt to clear his mind, Jason decided to hike up the Beachwood Canyon trail to the iconic Hollywood sign, however before he could make it far, he was scared away by a group of Coyotes. The next day Jason discovered that 2 bodies were found decapitated on that very same trail. Time of death? The exact same time those Beachwood Coyotes scared him away.
Suddenly songs started pouring out of Jason. Years and years of relentless touring provided fertile subject matter for songs about the loneliness of life on the road and the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. He immediately called his childhood friend and guitarist Al Curtis and Al jumped at the chance to re-unite. After bringing the hard-hitting rhythm section of bassist Drew Smith and drummer Bryan King on board, Beachwood Coyotes was born.