Girl in a Coma

Free Music: Girl in a Coma, “Smart”

San Antonio’s Girl In A Coma have left a permanent tattoo on the hearts of thousands with their piercing songs and nuclear performances. They’ve blazed a singular trail since Nina Diaz joined the band at age 13 and have found champions and comrades along the way including Joan Jett who signed them, Morrissey, Sia, Tegan and Sara, The Pogues and Amanda Palmer who have hand selected them for tours. In addition, Robert Rodriguez asked them to compose one of the key songs for his film Machete last year. Building one of the most impassioned and diverse fan bases in music, the band is thrilled to announce a national headlining tour this Fall! The band will be joined by The Coathangers and Fences on most dates. For an early taste of what you’ll hear on tour, check out the “Smart” MP3 where it premiered on AOL Spinner today or here.

From sharing stages with their heroes to experiencing Arizona’s controversial laws firsthand, the album was born in an especially intense period for the band. “Hope” is a pogo ready punk assault that speaks to the Arizona immigration dispute while daring you to stay still. Album opener “Adjust” is a tale of persecution and a sonic mindfield. Nina Diaz’s voice turns from a lament to a growl in a split second while the thundering combination of Phanie Diaz’s drums and Jennifer Alva’s bass rattle your ribcage. “One Eyed Fool” is a fearless and bare declaration of the universal need to be loved. “Cemetery Baby”underscores the bands ability to seduce you with melody no matter how tragic the message. “Smart” showcases GIAC’s own special recipe for a melodic pop song. The stomping rhythm of future GIAC anthem “Control” lays a foundation for Nina’s voice to build empires of heartbreak on. The stamp San Antonio’s music scene has left on the band is all over the album and it’s stabs of punk, tejano, rockabilly, classic rock and roll, rancheras, indie rock and ballads all contributing to a sound that can only be described as Girl in a Coma.

Girl In A Coma Tour Dates
^ = w/Concrete Blonde
* = w/The Coathangers
# = w/Fences

10/28: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/29: San Antonio, TX @ Pearl Park Amphitheater
10/30: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s ^
11/4: Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar *
11/6: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Bar *
11/7: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
11/8: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
11/9: Washington, DC @ DC9 *
11/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory *
11/11: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall *
11/13: Cambridge, MA @ T/T/ the Bear’s *
11/15: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar *
11/16: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
11/17: Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio *
11/18: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
11/19: Chicago, IL @ Double Door *
11/20: Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon *
11/22: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 #
11/23: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre #
11/25: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
11/26: Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
11/27: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
11/28: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
11/29: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
12/02: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex #
12/04: San Diego, CA @ the Casbah #
12/7: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock #
12/9: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock #
12/10: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #