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Maria and the Coins Release New Album 'Forward'


  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Genre:  Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Alt-Rock
  • Members: Maria Coyne, vocals/songwriterNick Baker, guitar, Zaq Baker, keysAdam Maurer, bassSheldon Way, drums

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. 


Frontwoman Maria Coyne's powerhouse vocals are matched with emotive storytelling often focused on moving forward, choosing to find the light amidst the darkness, and learning to be present in each moment. While the writing features nods to Coyne’s pop, country and musical theatre roots, the music finds its sweet spot behind alternative rock-influenced arrangements. The band has opened for local and touring artists such as Betty Who, Jeremy Messersmith, Delacey, and Reina del Cid.


The band’s debut full-length album Forward was released on March 5th, 2020 and is available now for streaming and download.


For more info, visit www.mariaandthecoins.com




City Pages Local Frames features "Movin' On" Video 
September 17th, 2019
"It’s been nearly three years since Maria and the Coins released their debut EP, Wide-Eyed and Restless, but now the folksy pop band are marking their return to wax with the new single “Movin’ On.” A bustling tune with highway ambitions, “Movin’ On” doesn’t require many visuals to communicate its push-pull story of a person reluctantly leaving their hometown. The video is unadorned, with singer Maria Coyne and her band playing in a dark room, laying their emotions bare." - Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages
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"Movin' On" video featured in The Current's Friday Five 
September 13th, 2019
Alongside recent releases from Shredders and Porcupine, Maria and the Coins' "Movin' On" video was featured in The Current's Friday Five. on September 13th, 2019.
Cecilia Johnson,
The Current
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Final installment of The Live Sessions Series "Two Years from Now" video featured in The Current's Friday Five 
September 2018
The fifth and final video in Maria and the Coins' series, The Live Sessions, "Two Years From Now," was featured on The Current's Friday Five. 
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"Collide" video featured in The Current's Friday Five 
March 2018
From their five-part video series, The Live Sessions, "Collide", was featured on The Current's Friday Five alongside recent releases from Dessa and The Staves. 


Forward Album Review from Ear Coffee 
March 13th, 2020
"...After being diagnosed with Lupus in her freshman year of college, Coyne was faced with intense physical and emotional struggles. The resolve she gladly found within is freely represented all across 'Forward.' From the first moments of album opener "Two Years From Now" through to the sugary closer "Tonight," Coyne and co. command attention with her exceptional vocals and the band's stellar, propulsive instrumentation. The ten tracks sustain momentum for the album's whole 41-minute duration."
                                                                           - Wes Muilenburg, Ear Coffee
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Maria and the Coins (Press Photo) 2020