Cause A Scene’s Adam Naylor recently had a chance to chat with Nashville’s latest buzz band, COIN, to get to know the guys and their music a little better. Hilarity ensued.
How did you guys come up with your band name?
“We were on this eternal search for this one word that had never been used for a musical project. For all we knew, every single word had already been taken. Just when I thought we would have to take on the likes of a terrible name like ‘Titan and the Predators’ or ‘Casual Friday’, I found the unlikely. I was looking through race horse winners in a book in an antique store; there, I saw a horse by the name of Golden Coin. I like both of those words.” – Chase
Where in the world would you most like to go on tour?
“Australia seems like some kind of paradise.”- Joe
“I want to see everything; I want to play everywhere. However, the UK seems to have great appeal to me. I feel like success in a European market would be very neat.” – Ryan
From where do you draw your inspiration for the band?
“I find lyrics in a textbook and melodies while playing Sega Genesis. I am strangely inspired by the 90s. Oh, I have a love affair with Talking Heads. So, David Byrne often inspires me.” – Chase
“Coffee.” – Zach
“I try to rely on my mind when it comes to Coin. Obviously, I have influences, but I am always trying to create the thing that hasn’t been created.”- Ryan
“I just want to dance and feel good. Whatever does that, yes.”- Joe
When are you planning on releasing your album? Does it have a name already?
“You can expect to see a seven track EP in the Spring entitled ‘1992’.
“I think you’ll like it. Well, maybe not. But, I’d like to think that you would.”- Joe
What is your favorite thing about Nashville?
“I love the general camaraderie among all the artists and people in this town. Everyone is so supportive. It also seems like Nashville is in the middle of somewhat of a renaissance; so, that’s pretty neat to be here for that. Also, the food isn’t too bad.”- Joe and Chase
“Broadway.” – Zach
“FROTHY MONKEY”- Everyone, in unison.
COIN’s upcoming shows:
East Nashville Underground Nashville, TN Feb 16
The Jewish Mother Hilltop Virginia Beach, VA Feb 21
The Jewish Mother Hilltop Virginia Beach, VA Feb 22
The Social Orlando, FL Apr 9