Colony House and COIN Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Nashville rockers, Colony House, have announced their fall US Tour with fellow Tennesseans, COIN! The tour will kick off on September 29th in Philadelphia and will wrap on October 27th in Kansas City. Fans can also catch Elliot Moss and FLOR on select dates!

Check out the full list of dates below!

09/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary*
10/01 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
10/02 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
10/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade*
10/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center*

10/08 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
10/15 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios+
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room+
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour+
10/21 – La Jolla, CA @ UCSD – The Loft+
10/22 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock+
10/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge+
10/25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge+
10/27 – Kansas City, MO @ The Tank Room+

* w/ FLOR
+ w/ Elliot Moss

New Music Video: “Take It Back” | Liza Anne

This track is off Liza Anne’s upcoming album, TWO, to be released on May 19th. TWO was recorded in Nashville with producer Zachary Dyke (COIN), and mixed/mastered by Chad Wahlbrink (Joseph LeMay, the Soil & the Sun).

5 Questions With: COIN [SXSW Edition]

We spoke with one of our new favorite bands, COIN, about their upcoming tour dates with Passion Pit and Neon Trees, their experience at South By Southwest, and what we can expect next from the band. Check out the interview below!

Continue reading 5 Questions With: COIN [SXSW Edition]

Liza Anne Announces New Album

Nashville singer-songwriter, Liza Anne, has released her new single “Take It Back” and has released information about her sophomore album, TWO. The album, which was recorded in Nashville with producer Zachary Dyke (COIN), and mixed/mastered by Chad Wahlbrink (Joseph LeMay, the Soil & the Sun), will be released on May 19th. To listen to the new track, “Take It Back,” click here! For more information, check out Liza Anne’s website here!

Below you can find the album artwork and track listing for TWO.

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1. Lost
2. Northern Wind
3. Take It Back
4. Low Tide
5. Room
6. Overnight
7. Ocean

50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss At SXSW (Part 1)

It’s that time of year again and South By Southwest (SXSW) is just around the corner! We’ve decided to bring back our “50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss” feature, which will run from today until March 16th, the day before the Music section of SXSW begins! Check out our first installment (acts 1-10, in no particular order) of artists we think you need to check out below!

*Note: some acts we’ve included are performing at South By So What?! and not South By South West. However, since the festival takes place during the week of South By Southwest, we’ve decided to still include them in our list!

 

Royal Teeth
After being a standout at the second Boston Calling festival, Royal Teeth have found continued commercial success over the last eighteen months or so. While they’ve been heard in a handful of ads or trailers, don’t mistake them for sellouts – it’s not their fault that their dual-vocalled brand of high-energy pop is unignorably catchy. Or, well, I suppose it is.
Where to catch Royal Teeth: 3.20 – 5pm – NoiseTrade Day Party @ Swan Dive; 3.21 – 5pm – BAM! The Future of Rock and Roll Vol 2 @ Peckerheads; 3.21 – 10PM – Official SXSW Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards; 3.22 – 4pm – South By Sendoff @ Stubb’s.

Lydia
Following the success of their revival, coupled with a 5-year anniversary Illuminate tour, Lydia have been keeping busy. With performances booked at SXSW, Bled Fest, and a nationwide tour in support of The Early November, there are plenty of chances to catch these guys play. But why would you want to wait any longer than you have to?
Where to catch Lydia: 3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.

COIN
While their first full-length is still eagerly awaited, what we’ve gotten thus far from COIN (a three-track EP that will dance you out of your shoes) leaves me very optimistic for its June release. I’m sure their set will be more than three songs, so I’m jealous of anyone who will get to hear what else this band has to offer.
Where to catch COIN: 3.18 – 8pm – Hype Machine @ Hype Hotel; 3.18 – 1am – Paradigm @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop; 3.19 – 3:45pm – Most Definitely @ La Barbecue; 3.19 – 11pm – SONY @ Tap Room At The Market; 3.21 – 4:30pm – IFC @ Palm Park.

Night Riots
In support of their latest EP, Howl, a half-dozen songs packed with bright, moody electronic pop, this LA five-piece are preceding their summer on Warped Tour with a run at SXSW. If you miss your chance to catch them now, you’ll have another shot when Warped stops in your city, though their crowd is bound to be much bigger by the time that rolls through.
Where to catch Night Riots: 3.19 – 4:20pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ The Bling Pig; 3.19 – 10pm – Official SXSW Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards; 3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.

Dylan Gardner
This time last year, Dylan Gardner’s record landed in my inbox. And it didn’t take long for me to hear that there was something special about this 17-year-old kid’s self-written, self-recorded, self-produced debut album. And after jumping at the chance to sign such a great young talent, it seems it didn’t take Warner Bros. Records very long to realize it, either.
Where to catch Dylan Gardner: 3.20 – 8pm – Official SXSW Showcase @ Victorian Room at The Driskill; 3.22 – 7pm – House of Blues Cambridge Room.

Redlands
One of the newer bands we’ve been introduced to, Denver’s Redlands blend together elements of country, pop, and old-fashioned rock & roll into a tightly-structured sound that could appeal to most music fans. Before their newest album hits shelves early this summer, this is a band you’ll want to get acquainted with.
Where to catch Redlands: 3.18 – 7pm – The Prophet Bar; 3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.

The Maine
Since the announcement of American Candy (expected March 31st), The Maine have had their fanbase in a stir since word of their fifth album hit the internet. As a band that has progressed and matured with each album or tour, I’m always interested in whatever The Maine have lined up next.
Where to catch The Maine: 3.18 – 9:30pm – Official SXSW Showcase @ Emo’s; 3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.

MisterWives
Whether it’s lead vocalist Mandy Lee’s soaring voice, the band’s catchy dance-pop sound, or any combination of these along with countless other factors, there’s a lot to be said for MisterWives. But whatever I could say about them wouldn’t do justice to what they’ll show you themselves.
Where to catch MisterWives: 3.19 – 6pm – The Spotify House; 3.21 – 7pm – House of Blues Dallas; 3.22 – 7pm – Fitzgerald’s.

Cartel
To help celebrate 10 years of Chroma, one of the most solid pop/punk records of the era, Cartel are embarking on an anniversary tour later this Spring. But before they hit the road, they have their sights set on Austin, ready to make all of those high school emotions flood back.
Where to catch Cartel: 3.20 – South By So What?! @ QuikTrip Park.

MC Lars
The self-proclaimed master of lit-hop puts on a show that few can rival. Energetic, entertaining, and potentially educational, Lars shouldn’t be missed (if you’re hyphy enough to handle it).
Where to catch MC Lars: 3.17 – 10:25pm – Official SXSW Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina; 3.19 – The Bedlands.

Review:: Coin EP | Coin

For Fans of: New Politics, Walk the Moon, Bleachers

It doesn’t always take much to leave a large impact.

Individual lines within entire books can change the course of the story.

A single play at the end of an entire season can solidify a championship.

Or, in this case, three tiny pop songs can kickstart a band’s career.

(Hint: this has nothing to do with sports or storybooks.)

Before their debut full-length is released this June (sharing a label with Foster the People and Peter Bjorn and John), Nashville four-piece COIN tease their listeners with a three-song EP that is bound to draw a crowd.

Led in by their first single, “Run,” the short EP wastes no time. A bright guitar hook and echoing backing vocals lead the song, leaving out anything overcomplicated or gratuitous, finding success by keeping things simple.

“Fingers Crossed” holds the energy high, with racing percussion making it impossible to stand still during before a darker, moodier “Better” closes out the EP making use of swirling background noise and 80’s nostalgia. Well, as much nostalgia one can have for a time they weren’t alive for, but you get the point.

It’s no accident COIN racked up more than 100,000 listens in under three weeks on a single track. Their sharp, energetic sound digs itself into your head, while the briefness of a three-song EP from an infectious new band leaves you craving more. June feels very far away now.

Release Date: February 24th, 2015
Rating: 4/5
Runtime: 10:10

Tracklist:
1. Run
2. Fingers Crossed
3. Better

Lineup:
Chase Lawrence: Vocals
Joe Memmel: Guitar, vocals
Zach Dyke: Bass
Ryan Winnen: Drums

 

COIN Announce Debut Album and Release New Single

Nashville based band, COIN, have announced that they will be releasing their self-titled debut album in June via StarTime International. The album was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent, Emmylou Harris) who was just nominated for a 2015 Grammy as “Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.” Needless to say, this album is sure to be a hit and we’re already loving their newest single, “Run,” which you can listen to here.

Below you can find the single artwork and a list of their upcoming tour dates with Grizfolk!

Tour Dates:
1.29 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s 
2.2 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig 
2.4 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
2.5 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
2.8 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs 
2.9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory