band crush: coin
vampire weekend vacation vibes from this nashville quartet.
The crazy thing is, though, unlike many performers in Nashville, they never expected this just-for-fun gig to become something big. "All the members were pursuing different things at the time when we first met up," frontman Chase Lawrence explains. "I had never even played a show before, but we recorded the first EP so that we could open for a band." That band ended up being Wild Cub, another local--and NYLON-- fave. "Nobody really knew who we were. There was like, nobody at the show," Lawrence recalls. "But a year later we returned to the same venue and it was sold out!"
They have a happy-go-lucky vibe that has hints of a twangier Vampire Weekend mashed up with an electro-heavy Phoenix. Intrigued? You should be, especially since singles like "It's Okay" and "Time Machine" are essentially vacations in a song. The band is currently working on recording their album (and, you know, finishing up college), but for now, start planning your next getaway and check out Coin below.
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