Kelsey’s Prime Slices of the Week (3/8-3/13): Coin, Loose Buttons

CoinDreamland – indie pop

Coin’s latest album Dreamland is charming and catchy from beginning to end. Chase Lawrence’s vocals give each track a charging energy, and drummer Ryan Winnen and guitarist Joe Memmel perfectly build each song to match this energy. All of the tracks on Dreamland feature creative writing, and one song that really stands out for this is “Cemetery”. It tells the story of a wealthy man who failed to get his priorities in order in life; the man has nothing now except for the fact that he is, indeed, “the richest man in the cemetery”. This story  matched with cheerful harmony and an upbeat groove gives “Cemetery” a truly unique feel that you won’t get from any other band. For those who may be looking for something a little different, Dreamland also features some great love songs. The song “Crash My Car” is a more lighthearted love song, with colorful melodies and a story about a heartbreaker. The second track, on the other hand, “I Want It All” is a more timeless love song, describing the all or nothing feeling of love. If you’re looking for a cheerful, creative, and uptempo band to sing along to, then Coin is for you. Check out Dreamland below!

Loose ButtonsSomething Better – indie rock

New York City-based band Loose Buttons’ album Something Better has a nostalgic yet fresh sound that is bound to resonate with listeners. With modern electric guitars and early 2000’s-like vocals and grooves, Something Better has a completely new feel to it that other indie albums don’t. The song “Fell Into A Hole” is a prime example of this, as it starts off with an almost pop-punk intro that smoothly transitions into a more familiar indie rock setting. The title track “Something Better” also highlights this eclectic nature, with slightly heavy drums, conversational vocals, and layered melodies. Loose Buttons‘ ability to seamlessly incorporate these influences is intriguing and different, and it will keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Don’t miss out on up and comers Loose Buttons – give Something Better a listen!