Formed in Nashville but carving a space in the field of bright, synth-spiked indie pop more often associated with L.A.
and N.Y.C., COIN were started by students at Belmont University in 2012. They sold out a show for the first time in the summer of 2013, and the quartet of Chase Lawrence (vocals/synths), Joe Memmel (guitar/vocals), Zachary Dyke (bass), and Ryan Winnen (drums) signed with Columbia
that fall. Working with producer and co-writer Jay Joyce (Eric Church
, Cage the Elephant
), they released their self-titled debut in 2015. Behind the single "Run," it landed on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. The band came back a year later with the kissing anthem "Talk Too Much." It was the first single from their second album, How Will You Know If You Never Try, which was released in the spring of 2017. The non-album single "How Will You Know if You Never Try," appeared the following year. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi