ARTIST TO WATCH: COIN
been a long time coming, but it is finallyCOIN’s time. The indie-pop band formed in
2012 and has been working toward an alternative music scene
takeover ever since. With their second full-length album released
earlier this year, COIN is working toward real success. Similar to
the sound of Neon Trees, COIN relies on heavy
synth-based sounds hidden beneath their bright, pop lyrics and
COIN’s second album How Will You Know If You Never Try was released in April of this year and features their biggest song to date “Talk Too Much”, which reached number eight on the U.S. Top Alternative Billboard chart and number 16 on the U.S. Rock Airplay chart. HWYKIYNT features 13 original tracks including dance tracks like “I Don’t Wanna Dance” and ballads like “Malibu 1992”.
The band is made up of four friends: Chase Lawrence,Ryan Winnen, Joe Memmel, andZach Dyke. While studying at music intensive school Belmont University in Nashville, the guys began to write and record music together. Obviously after they began to play live shows, an eager fan base began to build around the hipster boys, encouraging more live performances and feel-good music. The boys sprung to fame in 2015 when their single “Run”, from their first self-titled album, earned them one of Alternative Press’s 100 Bands You Need To Know and landed on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
COIN is no stranger to live performances. The band has been touring around the U.S. and Canada since their first album dropped in 2015. This year, you can catch them on the road at some of your favorite festivals, including High & Low Fest, Life Is Beautiful, and Austin City Limits Festival.
(Image via COINVEVO)
- Kayla Miracle, YH Contributing Writer