Maria and the Coins bundle big-picture pop ambition into earnest, indie sensibility. The five-some distinguished themselves in the Minneapolis 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 finding the light amidst the chaos. While the writing features nods to Coyne’s pop, country and 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, Forest Blakk, and Reina del Cid.
With the release of their latest album Forward (2020), 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, was featured in The Current’s Friday Five and City Pages Local Frames and has received local and international radio play.