View Full Version : Girl in a Coma

05-29-2009, 10:39 PM
I mentioned them in another thread, but I've officially decided they deserve their own thread. The name is from a Smiths song, but they don't sound like the Smiths. They somewhat remind me of Tiger Army in the way that they are somewhat rockabilly, but all girls and a varied array of styles in their music. Free? was awesome and found links to download their albums, and I'm completely hooked.

Girl in a Coma, hailing from the Lone Star State, formed when best friends Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz met in Jr-high school art class over a mutual love of the Smiths, Nirvana, and skipping school. All they needed was a singer. Enter Nina Diaz, Phanieís then 12-year old little sister. Nina blew them away with her mesmerizing vocals, a powerful voice some critics have compared to Bjork, Patsy Cline, and the bandís hero, Morrissey himself. The trio practiced for three years, gigged at local punk rock clubs, played a High School talent show, one kidís birthday party, and then hit the road, building up a solid and loyal fan base across the country.

A few songs:

Their Cell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWex1mxJfyU) (my current favorite)
Say (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFuvA67MOzI&feature=related)
Road to Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnx_wU89zcA&feature=related) (slower song)
Clumsy Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gJ5iiEBp0&feature=related)

Seriously, check them out. The singer's voice is incredible, and they've got a killer sound.

05-30-2009, 02:32 PM
You guys suck. Did nobody at all even bother to listen? :(

05-30-2009, 03:23 PM
I liked Say, and Road to Home I could tolerate. Didn't much care for the other two. Her voice kind of reminds me of Alanis' (a good thing, obviously).

05-30-2009, 05:01 PM
I liked it!! Clumsy Sky is great... :)

05-30-2009, 10:46 PM
Clumsy Sky and Say are more like most of their songs... they're generally more into the faster rock like those. But I still love Their Cell :)

05-30-2009, 11:21 PM
I checked out Their Cell and Say so far; both are pretty rad. Do you have their albums(s?); if so care to upload?

They kind of remind me of The Creepshow; an amazing Canadian Psychobilly band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYIRlnzX1w8

05-30-2009, 11:39 PM
I don't hear too much similarity between giac and creepshow, but I definitely dig the song you linked. I may have to check them out. :)

As for the albums, Free? actually linked to upload pages for them in the music request thread. Here are the links to both albums:

Trio BC (http://www.hidelinks.com/?qos8di3cbm)
Both Before I'm Gone (http://lix.in/-2bfc7a)

Let me know if they don't work. :)

05-31-2009, 01:59 AM
They're cool, I didn't listen to many indie-influenced bands with female vocals, so "my similar artist" would be Sleater Kinney. Static Mind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRozsX4t-I&fmt=18) is favorite because it's so easy to get hooked by. I can't really focus on their albums yet because I'm very obsessed with Dillinger Escape Plan these days, so Billy Talent III and GIAC have to wait a bit.
Oh yeah, the vocals are great. :)

05-31-2009, 02:29 PM
Thank's for the links, lamas!

05-31-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm glad you like it. :) Except there are two l's in my name. ;)

06-30-2009, 11:52 PM
So I saw them play a four song acoustic set at Best Buy tonight. It was way too short, but I understood why (there were only like 15 people there and they had a terrible setup). But I met them before the show and then talked with them for a while afterward... they signed my CD, sold me the other CD for $10 even, and took a picture with me. :) I've gotten way into them, and they were incredibly nice. The singer was very quiet, but the other two were super friendly and I wish I could see a full electric show...

Anyway, more people need to listen to them.

07-02-2009, 05:09 PM
I listened to the songs you put up and I really liked them! I will probably download the albums and I can't wait to hear more of their music, I usually am not a big fan of many girl singers but I loved her voice.