Thursday, December 13, 2007

Girl In A Coma

You know you have to be doing something right when the original hard rock grrrrl Joan Jett is impressed enough when she sees you play once and signs you to her label (aptly titled Blackheart Records) on the spot. If that's not enough evidence, then how about when your idol (in this case Morrissey) invites you along to open for him, and you've only put out one album. Cha-ching! So is the case with San Antonio trio Girl In A Coma.

Looking at the girls should tell you that they've got a lot of spunk, and it certainly comes through on the album. Think Joan Jett meets Karen O: more traditional rocking out sound meets new style turn the amp to 11 eardrum-jarring snarls. That being said, of course there are some tracks, such as Road to Home below, with some comparatively easier elements to them (in the vein of Maps - and not the acoustic version - to continue my YYYs analogy), but for the most part the girls keep up the grrl power from start to finish here.

For any fans of the TV show LA Ink, the girls stopped in while playing in LA at the beginning of this month and were taped for one of the episodes. Nina Diaz, the group's lead vocalist supposedly got a tat (not sure what of) - check out the show to get the low-down. In the meantime, enjoy the following tracks, then check out the album (which has been out for a while).

Visit their website, their label Blackheart Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells cover) : I Love Rock N' Roll

Tour Dates
12/13 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's w/The Cliks
12/14 - San Antonio, TX - Ruta Maya Riverwalk w/The Cliks & Kick It
12/15 - Dallas, TX - The Cavern w/The Cliks
12/18 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavillion w/The Toadies
12/19 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit w/The Toadies

01/16 - Clermont-Ferrand, France - La Cooperative de Mai w/Morrissey
01/18 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie w/Morrissey
01/19 - Lille, France - Aeronef w/Morrissey
01/21 - London, England - London Roundhouse w/Morrissey
01/22 - London, England - London Roundhouse w/Morrissey
01/23 - London, England - London Roundhouse w/Morrissey
01/25 - London, England - London Roundhouse w/Morrissey
01/26 - London, England - London Roundhouse w/Morrissey
01/27 - London, England - London Roundhouse w/Morrissey
01/30 - Doncaster, England - Doncaster Dome w/Morrissey

02/01 - Sunderland, England - Empire w/Morrissey
02/02 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh Playhouse w/Morrissey
02/04 - Paris, France - Olympia w/Morrissey


frankenscoop said...

These girls are great. I was watching my new HDTV, and happened to stumble on the "Say" video.

There was a Latino station that I had never seen before, because my old regular TV didn't recieve it.

And, when I heard the beginning of the song, I got hooked into it.

The song is very good, and the video is too. I'm going to look it up on YouTube right now.

kate said...

I love this record! I think Nina's voice is amazing. Great interview with the ladies here: