band crush: coin


vampire weekend vacation vibes from this nashville quartet.

Nashville might be famous as a hotbed for country music, but there's an underground indie scene in the city that's often overlooked. Hopefully Coin, comprised of four local students from Belmont University, will change all that. These guys are clearly off to a good start--they're coasting off a buzzy SXSW experience, a new record deal with Sony, and recent gigs selling out venues all over the city. Not too bad, especially since the quartet still has a couple of months to go until graduation. 

The crazy thing is, though, unlike many performers in Nashville, they never expected this just-for-fun gig to become something big. "All the members were pursuing different things at the time when we first met up," frontman Chase Lawrence explains. "I had never even played a show before, but we recorded the first EP so that we could open for a band." That band ended up being Wild Cub, another local--and NYLON-- fave. "Nobody really knew who we were. There was like, nobody at the show," Lawrence recalls. "But a year later we returned to the same venue and it was sold out!" 

They have a happy-go-lucky vibe that has hints of a twangier Vampire Weekend mashed up with an electro-heavy Phoenix. Intrigued? You should be, especially since singles like "It's Okay" and "Time Machine" are essentially vacations in a song. The band is currently working on recording their album (and, you know, finishing up college), but for now, start planning your next getaway and check out Coin below. 

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.



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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]