Meet COIN from Nashville. The alternative/pop band is currently on headlining tour, and indulging us with new music along the way. Hit singles “I Don’t Wanna Dance”, “Talk Too Much”, and “Malibu 1992” have graced alternative radio stations and charts, and the best is yet to come. Do you love COIN? Let us know in the comments below what your favorite song is.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTOPHER PATEY @christopherpatey
EDITOR x WARDROBE: MICHAEL ST. MICHAEL @michaelstmichael
HAIR: TONYA LE @onlytonyale
MEN'S GROOMING: ERIC J ALLEN @ericjallen
INTERVIEW X STORY: DYLAN JADER @thedylanjader
Prune: Boy bands will forever rule the world. How did yours form?
COIN: The guitarist, Joseph, and I sat beside each other on my first day in college. On the other side of Joseph was a girl that volunteered her friend, Ryan, to be our drummer. We hired Zachary, the bassist, to direct our first music video. Tragically, the video didn't work out, but somehow he acquiesced to joining the band. Well, he didn't say no.
Prune: You recently released your sophomore album, How Will You Know If You Never Try. In what ways have you grown since releasing your debut album?
COIN: It's very rare that I get those moments of clarity, where I see my whole life from the outside. Just like growth in stature, it's impossible to realize it in the midst of it. I do know that a year ago, we had only headlined a few shows. Eleven months and an album later, we just played our biggest tour yet. House of Blues, The Fillmore, 9:30 Club: these are the venues I used to dream about. It's funny how nothing has changed, but somehow, everything has. Beside the obvious metrics, we have grown as songwriters and collaborators. I cannot wait for the COIN universe to hear the music we are making for them.
Prune: Favorite venue to perform at?
COIN: I love so many. We love old theaters like Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta) and Newport Music Hall (Columbus). For some reason, I think we sound best in those rooms. I have great love and nostalgia for one of our first shows in Nashville at a tiny club called The End. The venue only holds 200, and it feels as if the walls could collapse at any moment. We wanna play there again.
Prune: Favorite song to jam out to?
COIN: Baby, Baby by Amy Grant
Prune: Biggest vice?
COIN: We all drink coffee. Don't know if it's a vice, but it's a habit I don't think I could quit.
Green & Pink Jackets: Mitchell Evan Men
Yellow Jacket: 227 World
White Shirt: Chaser Brand
Prune: Any embarrassing stories from your tour diaries?
COIN: I've fallen on stage a lot.
Prune: Where can we follow you on social media?
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