Photo by Maxwell Collyard
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
Maria and the Coins bundle big-picture pop ambition into earnest, indie sensibility. The five-some fuses singer-songwriter driven pop hooks with the vulnerability and honesty of an indie band.
Frontwoman Maria Coyne's powerhouse vocals are matched with emotive storytelling often focused on finding the light amidst a chaotic world. While the writing features nods to Coyne’s pop, country and theatre roots, the music finds its sweet spot behind alternative rock-influenced arrangements resulting in a sound often likened to Sara Bareilles, Michelle Branch, and James Bay. The band has opened for touring artists such as Christina Perri, Haley Reinhart, Betty Who, and Forest Blakk.
With the release of their latest album 'Forward', the band gained traction with local and national outlets like American Songwriter, Indie Spoonful, and Please Pass the Indie. “Movin’ On,” the first single from the album has received local and international radio play. The band is spending the spring of 2023 touring while working on the release of new original music.