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Album Review: COIN // Debut Album

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June 23, 2015

COIN, the new four-man band from Nashville is more than worth cashing in on. After stumbling upon their debut album during some late night surfing I can’t help but say this was more than just a happy accident. These beachy sounding boys have got me hooked, and soon it will be more than just me that is crazy for them.

Right from the get go, COIN has you wanting to dance and sing to songs you’ve heard no more that 30 seconds of. Every track continues to push the album forward and keeps listeners from being able to sit still. There is something almost hypnotising about what this band has created. This album feels like it was made for long hot summer days and drives to the beach.

For a debut album this band sounds established and ambitious as hell.They have released a sound that is polished, focused and amazingly fluid. Every track fits together perfectly, maintaining the sound and vibe but keeping the album from sounding like one massively long song. They are refreshing to say the least.

The bands first single ‘Run’ is fun and easy to listen to and has a chorus that is just as fun to belt out, something I could definitely hear on the radio one day. The track is very guitar driven yet, it is still airy and enjoyable. The video for the single is also great to watch and fits the song uniquely.

COIN has given us something that is dynamic and fun from beginning to end. They could be compared to bands such as Vampire Weekend, The Mowgli’s, Hellogoodbye and at some points even the Arctic Monkeys but they still have something about them that makes them completely their own at the same time. Their lyrics reflect something very down to earth; they are raw toward actual human emotion and portray scenarios of falling in and out of love, wondering what is coming next in life and reflecting on what has already happened.

This band has brought something to the alternative music game that is going to be hard to beat once they start to pick up speed. They are both expectant and nostalgic and to bring both of those things to the table at the same time, people are going to eat it up and ask for seconds. Spend your change on COIN’s self-titled debut album and you won’t regret it, you’ll be digging money out of the sofa by the time the next album comes around I guarantee it.

Article by Emily D’Orazio

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Ones To Watch: COIN

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June 21, 2015

When four students from Belmont University decided to join forces to make music, Nashville alternative indie pop band COIN was born. Joe Memmel, Zach Dyke, Ryan Winnen, Chase Lawrence are making a name for themselves with catchy songs about “actual human emotions: falling in (and out of) love, worrying about the future, and missing the past.” 

COIN is all about summery vibes and good times, with songs laden in synths and dripping in rhythmic guitar.


The band draws its influences from new wave music from the ‘80s and ‘90s, including Talking Heads and The Cure, just to name a few. Chase Lawrence has said that “modern bands like the Killers inspire us to keep becoming better songwriters and a better band.”

Their self-titled debut album is out now. It was produced with the expertise of Grammy Producer of the Year nominee Jay Joyce, who also has worked with Grammy nominated band, Cage The Elephant.

The record boasts 10 tracks, with standouts like ‘Atlas’, ‘Fingers Crossed’ and ‘Speaking Voice’. Fans of bands similar to Two Door Cinema Club and Vampire Weekend will find comfort in the upbeat and catchy songs.

Presently, the band is on tour with Betty Who, and will be opening for Neon Trees later this summer.

Article by Natalie Harmsen

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