Coin (often stylized as COIN) are an American indie pop band formed in 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. It currently consists of Chase Lawrence (lead vocals, synthesizers), Ryan Winnen (drums), and Joe Memmel (lead guitar, backing vocals).

Coin live in 2018
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Years active2012–present[5]
  • Chase Lawrence
  • Ryan Winnen
  • Joe Memmel
Past members
  • Zachary Dyke

The band originally released two EPs in 2012 and 2013: Saturdays and 1992 respectively. They subsequently gained mainstream attention in 2015 with the lead single "Run" from their self-titled debut album, which was produced by Jay Joyce and released later the same year by Columbia.

The group gained further success in 2016 with the lead single "Talk Too Much" from the band's second studio album, How Will You Know If You Never Try, which was released on April 21, 2017. The song was their first to chart on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.[6]


Coin was formed in 2012 by Chase Lawrence, Ryan Winnen, Joe Memmel, and Zach Dyke, all of whom were students at Belmont University. Lawrence and Memmel were classmates who often sat next to each other in music theory classes.[citation needed] After they decided to try writing music together, Winnen and Dyke were introduced to them through mutual friends. The band then decided that they needed recorded music in order for promoters to book them to play live, so they recorded four songs at their school and released them for free on the internet. When they started playing local shows around Nashville, the band quickly attracted a highly enthusiastic and loyal live following. Prior to the release of their debut album, they released two EPs; Saturdays in late 2012 and 1992 in 2013. The song "Atlas" was released as a single in August 2013 from the EP 1992.[7] "Time Machine" was released as a non-album single in October 2013.[8] Both "Atlas" and "Time Machine" were later re-recorded and put on the band's debut album. In March 2014, the band released a re-recorded version of their song, "It's Okay", as a non-album single.[9]

The group released their single, "Run", in early 2015 and were hailed by Billboard as, "new wave crash-course survivors", destined to "break the Nashville mold."[2] The song received positive reviews, as well as heavy airplay on Sirius' Alt Nation radio station. In middle of the year, the band released their self-titled debut album, produced by Jay Joyce. Their debut album, COIN, was released on June 9th, 2015.

After touring for the release of their first album, the band released the first single from their second album in May 2016, "Talk Too Much".[3] In February 2017, the band released "I Don't Wanna Dance" as the next single from their forthcoming album.[10] In March 2017, a re-recorded version of their song "Malibu" from their EP 1992 was released as the first promotional single, re-titled "Malibu 1992".[11] Two weeks later on March 23, 2017, the group announced the title of their second album, How Will You Know If You Never Try.[12] Following the announcement of the album, the band released the second promotional single, "Feeling", on March 31, 2017. The album was released worldwide on April 21st, 2017.[13][14]

On February 8, 2018, the single, "Growing Pains", was released as a follow up to the 2017 album.[15] The song features on their tour setlist. The next single, "Simple Romance", was released on October 12, 2018, the third single, "Cemetery", debuted on November 16, 2018. The fourth single, "I Want it All" was released on January 10, 2019.[16] and the fifth single, presumably the last song before the album is released, "Crash My Car", debuted on June 13, 2019. Their third album is scheduled for a release on February 21, 2020.



  • Chase Lawrence – lead vocals, synths (2012–present)
  • Ryan Winnen – drums (2012–present)
  • Joe Memmel – lead guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
  • Matt Martin – touring bassist (2018–present)


  • Zachary Dyke – bass guitar (2012–2018)


Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions

How Will You Know If You Never Try
  • Released: April 21, 2017
  • Label: Startime, Columbia
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
177 2
  • Released: February 21, 2020
"—" denotes albums that did not chart or were not released


List of singles by COIN
Year Title Peak chart positions Certification Album
US Rock
US Alt
US Rock Airplay
2013 "Atlas" COIN
"Time Machine"
2014 "It's Okay" non-album single
2015 "Run" COIN
2016 "Talk Too Much" 28 8 16 How Will You Know If You Never Try
2017 "I Don't Wanna Dance"[22] 43
2018 "Growing Pains" non-album single
"Simple Romance" Dreamland
2019 "I Want It All"
"Crash My Car"
"Let It All Out (10:05)"
2020 "Youuu”
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Music videosEdit

Year Song Album
2015 "Run" COIN
2016 "I Would"
"Talk Too Much" How Will You Know If You Never Try
2017 "I Don't Wanna Dance"
2018 "Simple Romance" Dreamland
2019 "I Want It All"
"Let It All Out (10:05)"


  1. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (June 5, 2015). "COIN Spread Dream-Pop Joy in Three Brand-New Tracks". Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Payne, Chris (May 13, 2015). "New Noise: COIN Are New Wave Crash Course Survivors, Ready to Break the Nashville Mold". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Daw, Robbie (May 5, 2016). "COIN's Insanely Catchy "Talk Too Much": Premiere". Idolator. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Bruner, Raisa (September 21, 2016). "Premiere: Watch COIN Play a Gossipy Game of Telephone in the Video for 'Talk Too Much'". Time. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "COIN - Biography". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "COIN Album & Song Chart History – Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Listen: COIN – Atlas". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "Instagram post by COIN • Oct 7, 2013 at 2:52am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "Coin Debut New Single, "It's Okay" | No Country For New Nashville". Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  10. ^ "COIN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  11. ^ "COIN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  12. ^ "How Will You Know If You Never Try – COIN". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "COIN Premieres Their Next Single 'Feeling': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "COIN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  16. ^ COINVEVO (January 10, 2019). "COIN - I Want It All (Lyric Video)". Retrieved June 19, 2019 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ "COIN Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "COIN Album & Song Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  19. ^ "COIN Album & Song Chart History – Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  20. ^ "COIN Album & Song Chart History – Rock Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Coin". Recording Industry Association of America.
  22. ^ "Alternative Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on March 15, 2017.

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