COIN w/ Animal Years
- Date: November 14, 2017
- Location: IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
"Formed in Nashville but carving a space in the field of bright, synth-spiked indie pop more often associated with L.A. and N.Y.C., COIN were started by students at Belmont University in 2012. They sold out a show for the first time in the summer of 2013, and the quartet of Chase Lawrence (vocals/synths), Joe Memmel (guitar/vocals), Zachary Dyke (bass), and Ryan Winnen (drums) signed with Columbia that fall. Working with producer and co-writer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage the Elephant), they released their self-titled debut in 2015. Behind the single "Run", it landed on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. The band came back a year later with the kissing anthem "Talk Too Much". It was the first single from their second album, How Will You Know if You Never Try" which was released in the spring of 2017." -Marcy Donelson, Rovi (via Spotify).
“We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” Animal Years singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike McFadden says of his band’s moniker. “Originally, we just liked the way the phrase sounded. But the more we thought about it, the more it meant to us, and we started saying things like ‘Live your life in animal years.’ If you knew that you’d only be around for a few years, you’d do things differently. That’s how we try to operate as a band; we try to go for it every day, like we’re gonna die tomorrow.”
That level of urgency resonates throughout Far from Home, Animal Years’ first eOne release. The five-song EP- produced by Ryan Hadlock, renowned for his work with the Lumineers, Brani Carlile and Vance Joy- offers a consistently compelling distillation of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore trio’s irresistibly anthemic, unfailing uplifting songcraft, which ranges from the fist-pumping infectiousness of “Caroline” to the introspective warmth of “Friends” to the bittersweet buoyancy of “Home (I Was Born).” McFadden’s catchy, emotionally direct songwriting is matched by the band’s exuberant performances, which combine McFadden’s openhearted vocals and surging acoustic guitars with the punchy rhythmic kick of bassist Anthony Saladino and drummer Anthony Spinnato."- Courtesy of Spotify