Posts Tagged ‘girl in a coma’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 149, 25 April 2012 Playlist

April 25, 2012

Lost in the Trees, Tall Ceilings
Lisa Gerrard, The Rite
Girl in a Coma, Hope
The Chieftains, The Chieftains in Orbit
Girls, Life in San Francisco
The Godshills, Zoewie
You Say France & I Whistle, Our Spiderweb
Givers, Words
The Gits, Slaughter of Bruce
Fanfarlo, Tunguska
Go Betty Go, Unreal
Giant Value, A Good Thing
Ariane Moffatt, Mons Corp
Giant Drag, Blunt Picket Fence
Gigi, Some Second Best
Palomar, Red
Rachel Goodrich, Fire
Go-Go’s, Vacation
Foxy Shazam, Last Chance at Love
Juliana Hatfield, Evan
Gossip, Men in Love
Hot Toddies, Green and Gold
Nina Gordon, Number One Camera
Great Northern, This Is a Problem
Wild Belle, Keep You
Grand Lake, Louise (I Live in a Fantasy)
Grey Anne, Adelaide
Ani DiFranco, Amendment
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
Grass Widow, Tuesday
Now, Now, Lucie, Too
Go Sailor, Last Year
Ellie Goulding, Lights
AneBrun, Worship
Grouplove, Colours
Gringo Star, Jessica
The Men, Turn It Around
Larkin Grimm, They Were Wrong
Halou, Oceanwide
Pyyramids, Perfect Picture
Haight-Ashbury, Molitof
Petra Haden, Armenia City in the Sky
John & Tom, Lonesome Yodel Blues
PJ Harvey, A Perfect Day Elise
Handsome Furs, I’m Confused
Gemma Hayes, Don’t Forget

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 132, 16 November 2011 Playlist

November 17, 2011

Gringo Star, Make You Mine
Melt Banana, I Hate It!
Rose Melberg, Another Cup of Coffee
Emblems, Coyotes
Mia Doi Todd, Under the Sun
Metric, Stadium Love
Prince Rama, Incarnation
Metal Mother, Vices
M.I.A, Boyz
The Big Scary, Summer
Amy Millan, Wayward and Parliament
Me Talk Pretty, Brokenhearted
Caitlin Rose, For the Rabbits
Meridene, Everyone’s Waiting
Mike and Ruthy, Rise
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, A Star Over Pureland
Rose Melberg, The Orchard
Mr. & Mrs. Muffins, The Ladybird’s Theme
International Waters, Green Lights Forever
Mirah Yomtov Zeitlyn/Ginger Brooks Takahishi & Friends, While We Have the Sun
Holly Miranda, Forest Green, Oh Forest Green
Ohbijou, Echo Bay
Juana Molina, Micael
The Lower 48, The End
Cheyenne Marie Mize, Not
Minipop, Fingerprints
Terra Lightfoot, Sleep Away the Winter
Mother Mother, Getaway
Morcheeba, Mandala
Hess Is More, Creation Keeps the Devil Away
Gaby Moreno, Intento
Emilie Mover, Dance All Night
Girl in a Coma, Smart
The Mood Swings, No Place to Hide
Monkey, Walking on Coals
The Muffs, Sad Tomorrow
My Brightest Diamond, Inside a Boy
Katie Johnson, How Could She Know Anything
Music Go Music, Thousand Crazy Nights
Mum, Illuminated
The Do, Dust It Off
Mumford & Sons, Awake My Soul

Girl in a Coma “Exits & All the Rest”

November 13, 2011

It’s always nice to review another record from the same act because then you can see how the band has matured. It’s almost like when a band releases a new album.
At any rate, Girl in a Coma have done a lot of homework since their last effort. Although the sound is still distinctly them, as well as San Antonio, home of such luminaries as Naked Rob, there’s nothing to make you cringe.
You could even say the band knows how to adjust on the first track, “Adjust.” It reminds me of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, before they signed with a major. And before you forget where the band’s name comes from — it’s a Smiths song — get ready to enjoy “Smart.” It has that ’80s modern rock guitar, mixed with wee bits of Dashboard Confessional and Smashing Pumpkins. This shepherd’s pie of a song is a new instant favorite of mine. It puts the “pen” and the “us” in stupendous. Most songs can only do one.
“So” slows it down, but the song does well with it. The vocals are mixed superbly here. All the songs with short titles are the best. I also like “Hope.” It has drums that remind me of U2’s “New Year’s Day.”
“Sly” is the other track I recommend. It builds and builds over five-plus minutes, and then it’s done. Yet somehow it works.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 127, 28 September 2011 Playlist

September 28, 2011

Karmacoda, Get Me Through Another Lonely Night
The Godshills, Boats
Gigi, Everyone Can Tell
Aficionado, Falsified Inspiration
Giant Drag, Pretty Little Neighbor
Giant Value, See Fit
Grouper, Alien Observer
Girl in a Coma, Come on, Let’s Go
The Gits, Italian Song
Fereshta, Body Heat
Go Betty Go, You Want It All
Holly Golightly, It’s All Over Now
Xiu Xiu, Hyunhye’s Theme
Go-Go’s, Skidmarks on My Heart
The Gossip, (Take Back) The Revolution
Santah, When I Couldn’t Move
Grey Anne, Riddle
Grand Lake, It Takes a Horse to Light a House
Shenandoah Davis, Proof
Great Northern, Loose Ends
Ellie Goulding, Starry Eyed
Pack A.D., Haunt You
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
Nina Gordon, Badway
Family of the Year, St. Croix
Go Sailor, Blue Sky
Grass Widow, Old Disguise
The Gift, My Sun
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Butterflies
Larkin Grimm, Anger in Your Liver
Feist, How Come You Never Go There
Gringo Star, All Day Long
Grouplove, Don’t Say Oh Well
Dirty Mittens, Light On
Petra Haden, Silas Stingy
Haight-Ashbury, Million Man March
Diva, Twilight in Inquanok
Handsome Furs, Memories
Juliana Hatfield, I Picked You Up
The Violet Lights, Sex & Sound
Halou, I’ll Carry You
PJ Harvey, Cat on the Wall
HTRK, Eat Yr Heart
Hawnay Troof, Feelings
Gemma Hayes, Home
Heavenly, C Is the Heavenly Option
Headless Heroes, Blues Run the Game
Heavens to Betsy, Calculated
Here We Go Magic, Backwards Time
Helium, Silver Strings
Kristin Hersh, The Thin Man

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 99, 16 March 2011 Playlist

March 16, 2011

Stateless, I Shall Not Complain
Florence + the Machine, Kiss With a Fist
Fonda, Loving You Makes Me Sad
Birds & Batteries, Some Hypnotic Flash
Frente, Accidentally Kelly Street
Edith Frost, Waiting Room
William Brittelle, Hey Child
Free Kitten, Top 40
Fur Cups for Teeth, Techno
Austra, Beat and the Pulse
Fuzzy, Christmas
Charlotte Gainsbourg, In the End
Lia Ices, Little Marriage
Lisa Gerrard, La Bas
Hannah Georgas, Thick Skin
Tumbledown, Bad News
Girl in a Coma, Transmission
Lisa Germano, If I Think of Love
Now, Now, Neighbors
Go Betty Go, C’Mon
Giant Value, Impostor Complex
Trashcan Sinatras, Hayfever
Giant Drag, Blunt Picket Fence
The Godshills, True
Fort Wilson Riot, All My Friends
Gigi, Impossible Love
The Gits, Italian Song
Mother Mother, Chasing It Down
Go-Go’s, Our Lips Are Sealed
Go Sailor, Silly
Ed Hines Band, Your Daddy
Great Northern, Shakey
The Gossip, (Take Back) The Revolution
I Was a King, The Wylde Boys
Nina Gordon, Number One Camera
Grass Widow, Uncertain Memory
Webelos, Mating Season
Grand Lake, Concrete Blonde on Blonde (880 South)
Grey Anne, The Sun
Tristen, Tadpole
Larkin Grimm, Blond and Golden Johns
Gringo Star, Transmission
Tamaryn, Coral Flower
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
Halou, Political
Petra Haden, Medac
Haight-Ashbury, Freeman Town
Juliana Hatfield, Necessito

Girl in a Coma “Adventures in Coverland”

May 24, 2010

It’s seven tracks of covers. “Si Una Vez” was a Selena song, and I swear I’ve heard it before, which is quite possible. I watched my share of Caliente when I worked at Arby’s. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a Beatles song. I admire that they made this song (really all of these on the record) their own. I already know what the original sounds like, so it is nice to hear something completely different.
“Transmission” is the Joy Division song. I was hoping they would do “Transmission Standard” by Run for Cover Lovers, but one should not be so greedy. I know a thing or two about this band, having reviewed a previous effort, and I think the point of this album is to show their influences. These tracks are all songs they love by artists they respect, and I imagine it was originally going to be an EP, but they could not pare the list down any more than they already had.
“As the World Falls Down” is a David Bowie cover and the only one that I felt missed the mark. That will happen, you know, when you take risks. “Come On, Let’s Go” is a Ritchie Valens cover and is the one that sounds the most like the original, but the original is awesome, so why try to improve on that?
“Walkin’ After Midnight” is rather divine. Patsy Cline would be proud. “Femme Fatale” of course is the Velvet Underground classic, and it is far and away the best of the best on here. It’s so cheery, something I never would expected from this song. There’s your winner, right there.