If The Smiths had a trio of daughters with Siouxsie and the Banshees, then they would probably play goth-billy, jangle rock just like this trio. Lead singer Nina Diaz has a penchant for pronouncing precisely the dark thoughts that populate the band’s lyrics. She is backed by her sister, Phanie, and her friend, Jenn Alba. The band occasionally salutes (intentionally or not) the sounds of the 1960s with their harmonies, or with the jangle of a guitar. Still, this recording from 2009 sounds both contemporary and classic. The “dark poetry” of the lyrics, the way phrasing and the driving guitars and punk drums keep the sound of Girl in a Coma fresh for the 21st century.
Songs that are not to be missed on this one include “Pink Lemonade,” “Slaughter Lane,” and “Baby Boy.”
For listeners who have never heard of Girl in a Coma, this is a sonic treasure for any jaded rock or alternative listener who is certain he or she has heard it all. It is cool to hear the style of The Smiths incorporated into the sound of a band, as opposed to flat out imitation.
Girl in a Coma’s “Trio B.C.” is worth a listen, or five. Get it today at store.lemonwire.com.https://store.lemonwire.com/girl-in-a-coma-trio-b-c-748337536013.html