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mariaandthecoins@gmail.com  | Minneapolis, MN  |   @mariaandthecoins

Maria and the Coins bundle big-picture pop ambition into earnest, indie sensibility. The five-some distinguished themselves in the Minneapolis alt-rock scene by fusing singer-songwriter driven pop hooks with the vulnerability and honesty of an indie band.

//  Minneapolis, MN
//  Genres:  Pop; Singer-Songwriter;                        Alt-Rock
MARIA AND THE COINS 
Maria Coyne, vocals | Nick Baker, guitar | Zaq Baker, keys | Adam Maurer, bass | Sheldon Way, drums
[bio]

 

Maria and the Coins bundle big-picture pop ambition into earnest, indie sensibility. The five-some distinguished themselves in the Minneapolis alt-rock scene by fusing singer-songwriter driven pop hooks with the vulnerability and honesty of an indie band. 

 

Lyrical themes of moving forward, living in the moment, and the nostalgia for childhood that comes with growing up are woven throughout frontwoman Maria Coyne’s emotive storytelling. While the writing features nods to Coyne’s country and musical theatre roots, the music finds its sweet spot behind alternative rock influenced arrangements. 

 

Maria and the Coins’ 2016 EP Wide-Eyed and Restless and 2018 music video series The Live Sessions are available everywhere for streaming and download. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Maria and the Coins are currently working on their first full-length album with producer Stephen Helvig at Droptone Studio in Excelsior, MN. 

 

The first single titled “Movin’ On” off of the new album is available now for streaming and download. For more info, visit www.mariaandthecoins.com

[our story]

Maria Coyne (vocals), Nick Baker (guitar), Zaq Baker (keys) and Sheldon Way (drums) met while students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. The band formed in early 2014 after Coyne's original song, "This Life and You" was chosen to be recorded for a compilation CD of St. Olaf artists. During their time in undergrad, Maria and the Coins were selected to open for multiple artists on campus including Jeremy Messersmith and Betty Who.

Following their college days, the band took a brief hiatus while Maria was living in her hometown of Atlanta, and Sheldon was living abroad in Palestine. In January 2016, all members returned to the Twin Cities where they re-formed and reinvented everything. ​In November 2016, Maria and the Coins released their debut EP Wide-Eyed and Restless featuring three singles. The album couples fiery ambition with a songwriting instinct and attentiveness beyond their young years.

 

After a lengthy search, Maria and the Coins welcomed bassist Adam Maurer. Maurer joined the band in early 2018 and has been performing with Maria and the Coins ever since. The five-some distinguished themselves in the Minneapolis alt-rock scene by fusing singer-songwriter driven pop hooks with the vulnerability and honesty of an indie band.

In the last year, Maria and the Coins opened for country songstress Whitney Rose at at First Avenue's 7th Street Entry, released a series of live recordings which were featured on MPR's The Current, and performed as a part of Cities97's Live at the Lake series opening for LA-based singer-songwriter Delacey. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Maria and the Coins are currently working on their first full-length album with producer Stephen Helvig at Droptone Studio in Excelsior, MN. 

 

The first single titled “Movin’ On” off of the new album is available now for streaming and download. To listen, click here