COIN, Dayglow bring night full of energy to Emo’s Austin

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On a cold and rainy afternoon on Oct. 24, fans braved extreme weather conditions to witness indie pop sensations Dayglow and COIN perform. With umbrellas in hand, many eagerly waited outside of the iconic Emo’s live music venue. As the thunderstorm continued mercilessly, another storm was brewing within the crowd as they anticipated a night of dancing, belting and cheering. 

With two full albums and a list of singles, COIN’s popularity has grown since their 2012 formation, especially after hits “Run,” “Talk Too Much” and “I Don’t Wanna Dance” landed on the charts and gained global attention in 2015.  

Since the release of their latest album, “How Will You Know If You Never Try,” COIN has released singles “Cemetery” and “Crash My Car.” Nashville natives, the band has defied the odds in Tennessee, where country and rock are the most successful genres. The band now has over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.  

Opening for COIN, Dayglow set the energy, enticing the audience by dancing, giggling and showing pride in their Austin-born roots by wearing cowboy hats as a nod to the southern aesthetic. 

With the release of the album “Fuzzybrain,” Dayglow quite literally glows on stage with  happy attitudes and charisma that made every single body sway.

With an already wholesome environment, Sloan Struble, the singer of Dayglow, satisfied our hearts by interrupting his song, “Dear Friend” to allow the crowd to connect with their fellow neighbors and find friendships,  creating a cheerful environment for the next act.

As the intro to “Into My Arms” by COIN began to play, the entire room erupted into screams. Phones were raised high to capture the moment. 

Lead singer Chase Lawrence raised the energy of the crowd as he danced ecstatically across the stage and began singing. Lights illuminated band members with a mysterious fog, hiding their faces from the audience. 

Each song transition built up even more anticipation than the last, causing the crowd to roar in delight at their favorites. As “Malibu 1992” began, Lawrence connected his voice with the audience by calling for a singalong to the beloved lyrics, “but 20 years it seems you’ve forgotten Malibu/Ninety-two.”

“Fingers Crossed,” the last song of the night, awoke intense dancing. Many jumped to the chorus as if to say thanks and goodbye to the band. By the end of the night, euphoria lingered as the crowd reminisced about the past couple of hours and exited into the dreary storm once again.