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Colony House and COIN at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade NYC

October 1st, 2015

Caleb Chapman (vocals and guitar), Will Chapman (drums) and Scott Mills (guitar) have been doing business as Colony House (above, performing “Second Guessing Games” for Audiotree TV) since forming six years ago in Nashville. After self-releasing several EPs, influenced by the likes of U2 and Cold War Kids, the optimistic trio put out their debut full-length, When I Was Younger (stream it below), last year, impressing the folks at Paste magazine: “Once you have hit play a few times, the songs open up and reveal more about themselves. They’re authentic, but just like authenticity isn’t something instantly seen, these songs hold up well over time and prove themselves again and again.”

Upbeat Nashville four-piece COIN (above, doing “Fingers Crossed” for Hype Machine)— Chase Lawrence (vocals and keys), Joe Memmel (guitar and vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zachary Dyke (bass)—released their self-titled debut full-length (stream it below) a few months back. AllMusic makes comparisons to Vampire Weekend, the Strokes and the Killers, and declares, “At ten songs and 35 minutes, COIN is brief in the fashion of any classic LP but that also feels like a coincidence, a happy accident from a band raised in an era when everything old is always new and nothing ever goes away.”

Double your pleasure with two nights of Colony House and COIN, tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge and then again on Saturday night at Rough Trade NYC.