COIN is an American indie pop band from Nashville, Tennessee. Formed in 2012, the band first gained mainstream attention in 2015 with their single, “Run.” Their debut self-titled album, produced by Jay Joyce, was released in the summer of the same year. Their Rainbow Dreamland tour is bringing them to the Varsity Theater on 11/2. Tickets are available HERE
The band was formed in 2012 by Chase Lawrence, Joe Memmel, Ryan Winnen and Zach Dyke, all of whom were students at Belmont University. Lawrence and Memmel were classmates who would sit next to each other in music theory classes. After they decided to try writing music together, Winnen and Dyke were introduced to them through mutual friends. The band then decided that they needed recorded music in order for promoters to book them to play live, so they recorded four songs at their school and released them for free on the internet. When they started playing local shows around Nashville, the band quickly attracted a highly enthusiastic and loyal live following. Prior to the release of their debut album, they released two EPs; Saturdays in late 2012 and 1992 in 2013.
The group released their single, “Run” in early 2015 and were hailed by Billboard as, “new wave crash-course survivors,” destined to “break the Nashville mold.” The song received positive reviews, as well as heavy airplay on Sirius’ Alt Nation radio station.
After touring for the release of their first album, the band released the first single from their sophomore album in May 2016, titled “Talk Too Much.” According to Lawrence, the song is about his “inability to leave things unsaid.” The song has since become their first song to chart on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.