Pop-rock band Coin consists of Chase Lawrence (lead vocals, synthesizers), Ryan Winnen (drums), and Joe Memmel (lead guitar, backing vocals) and was formed in 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The band was formed by Lawrence, Winnen, Memmel, and bassist Zach Dyke when Lawrence, Memmel, and Dyke were students at Belmont University. The four-piece began writing together and soon recorded four tracks at their school with the intention of sending them to promoters to book gigs and they made them available for free online. They began performing local shows around Nashville and soon developed a following.
In late-2012, the band released the EP Saturdays. This was followed in 2013 by the EP 1992, which featured the single "Atlas", which was released that August. Two months later, "Time Machine" was released as a non-album single. Both "Atlas" and "Time Machine" were later re-recorded and put on the band's debut album. "It's Okay," another track from 1992, was later re-released in 2014 as a non-album single.
2015-2018: Coin and How Will You Know if You Never Try
The band’s single "Run" was released in early 2015, receiving positive reviews and airplay from Sirius' Alt Nation radio station. Their self-titled debut album was released on June 9, 2015. 2015 saw Coin open for many artists including Neon Trees and Colony House. They also went on tour to support the release of their self-titled debut album.
"Talk Too Much", the lead single for Coin’s second album, was released in May 2016 and reached number 16 on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart and number 28 on the Hot Rock and Alternative Songs chart. The single has been certified gold by the RIAA. Throughout 2016, the band opened for several other acts including The 1975, Bad Suns, and Saint Motel. The following February, they released the single "I Don't Wanna Dance". A re-recorded version of their song "Malibu" from their EP 1992 was released in early March 2017, followed by "Feeling" on March 31. They released the album, How Will You Know if You Never Try, on April 21, 2017. Throughout 2017 and 2018, they embarked upon the 36-date headlining How Will You Know if You Never Try Tour.
On February 8, 2018, Coin released the single "Growing Pains".
"Simple Romance," the band’s next single, was released on October 12, 2018. That month, they played three shows in the Philippines as an extension of their previous tour. "Simple Romance" was followed by "Cemetery" in November 2018, "I Want it All" in November 2019, and "Crash My Car" in June 2019. The band’s third studio album, Dreamland, was released on February 21, 2020. In February and March 2019, Coin toured 13 venues on their Paradise of Thought tour, and that summer they toured 24 cities, supporting Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums. Throughout fall 2019, they went on their Album 3 Part 1 tour where they played 23 locations across the US and Canada.
2021-present: Green-Blue + Indigo-Violet
In 2021, Coin released a two-part album: Green-Blue and Indigo-Violet, which was later released together as Green-Blue + Indigo-Violet. In spring 2021, they opened for 5 Seconds of Summer’s UK leg of their No Shame Tour.
Coin’s fourth full-length album, Uncanny Valley, is released on March 25, 2022.