Indie-pop band COIN returned to Toronto’s Opera House last week as part of their Album 3 Tour.
Toronto’s own The Elwins opened the show. The band was a last minute addition to the lineup, but ultimately made a good fit with their upbeat pop sound. Within their 30 minute set, they played popular songs “Hey! Ya, You,” and “So Down Low,” as well as some new, unreleased tracks.
The vibe for COIN’s set was already present with their pre-show playlist; the whole room screamed along to “Mr. Brightside” a few minutes before they took the stage. COIN started off with an unreleased song called “Into My Arms”. The band has been teasing their new album for nearly a year, and though there is still no confirmed name or release date, the record seems to be coming soon, as they played three unreleased songs live and included a three-song listening party as part of their VIP package.
COIN’s set consisted of 17 songs, with a mix of old and new. Throughout the night, fans were jumping, dancing, and singing along with a special passion that seems to be unique to this band. A particularly special moment was when singer Chase Lawrence sat down for a piano version of “Time Machine”. Several times he stopped singing to let the crowd have the spotlight; despite the venue not being super full, the volume of the fans was still so powerful.
The band finished the set with “Crash My Car,” “Talk Too Much,” and “Fingers Crossed,” and no encore, which certainly left the crowd wanting more. COIN will surely be back soon though, as I expect their coming album will be their best yet.
COIN’s headlining tour continues through November 2nd, and they’ll be also joining Arkells on their Ontario arena tour in November. For full dates and tickets, visit COIN’s site.