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

I, The Lion To Release New EP

Earlier this month I, The Lion released details of their upcoming EP, Run. These UK natives have been hard at work, touring and playing every show possible, and are known for their high-spirited live performances. Their new four-track EP will be available February 9th and can be pre-ordered by clicking here!

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for the EP.

Track listing:
1. Hold Strong
2. Icarus
3. Man Made Of Mice
4. Bonny Island