Girl in a Coma Shakes Loose

 

 

Joan Jett’s `Girl’ polishes the sound that all started with The Smiths.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

What a difference a few years
makes.

 

It wasn’t long after sisters Nina,
Phanie Diaz and Jenn Alva – collectively known as Girl In a Coma – saw the
band’s debut album Both Before I’m Gone released
in 2007 by Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records that the buzz about the San
Antonio-based indie rockers started and Morrissey himself was calling.

 

Girl in a Coma – which adapted its
name from The Smith’s song “Girlfriend in a Coma” stepped into Morrissey’s 2007
tour opening slot and gigs with The Pogues, Tegan and Sara and Social
Distortion and others followed.

 

Now comes the band’s sophomore
album Trio B.C. with songs that ramp
up the band’s signature, guitar-heavy sound (no doubt thanks to guest duties by
such heavy hitters as co-producer Jett) combined with stronger, more mature
vocals from lead singer Nina, which some find reminiscent of Siouxsie Sioux.

 

 

Trio B.C. may be named after the ‘50s
tejano band the members’ grandfather fronted but the music’s all about rocking
out in modern times.

 

 

Watch for an EP Hiding
My Trail
on April 21 and the album on June 2. Tour news will follow.

 

 

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