COIN’s North American Tour Comes to Boston


Grace Fiori

COIN at the Paradise Rock Club

Grace Fiori, Senior Editor

This Sunday, February 10th, COIN came to Boston. The indie-pop band started out in Nashville, Tennessee and first gained traction in the mainstream music world for their 2016 single, “Talk Too Much”.  

The show took place at the Paradise Rock Club. Arriving to the venue, even hours before the show began, the line stretched down and around the corner. Once inside the club, the room was packed with excited fans, and the sold-out show began.

The concert opened with singer Tessa Violet performing a varied set with both her band and a selection of impromptu acoustic songs on her electric guitar. She served as a great warm up to the headliners, and had great conversation with the crowd in between.

COIN appeared in the slight haze of the smoke machine and a rather impressive light show that accompanied them. They’re band that no one quite knows how to label, indie pop? Synth rock? Pop rock? Indie rock? But regardless of their concrete definition as a band- there is one thing they made clear in Boston, they are great performers.

COIN has the amazing ability to effortlessly mix different music styles and genres to get a cohesive but unique sound. The band doesn’t conform to one genre of music, but they have still developed their own brand of sound. Their songs create an uplifting, energetic atmosphere that translated well during the live show.  

Their set concentrated on their most recent songs, including the 2018 singles “Cemetery” and “Growing Pains”. They also performed many songs off of their 2017 album How Will You Know if You Never Try, such as “Crash My Car”.

The performance was a great mix of their pop-rock jams and more indie melodies. Lead singer Chase Lawrence lead the gathered crowd through the crooning “Malibu 1992”, to “I Don’t Wanna Dance”, and “Hannah”.

Even for a late Sunday night, the crowd at the Paradise was energetic, excited and made for a great environment to listen and dance your heart out, a small snippet of the bands North American tour.