2011 FEATURES, REVIEWS

American Sabor

Austin Vida

Boulder Weekly

B-Sides TV

Consequence of Sound

Curve magazine

El Paso Inc.

Flab magazine

The Idaho Statesman

LA Record

Metro Latino

Orlando Weekly

The Owl magazine

Playboy

Rave magazine

Sacramento Bee

Salt Lake City Weekly

San Antonio Current

San Antonio Express

San Antonio Express (2)

San Francisco Examiner

Voto Latino

Zoiks Online

Zoiks Online (2)

Zoiks Online (3)

Zoiks Online (4)

 

March Press Release


Adventures in Coverland 2010 Press Release


 

2010 FEATURES, REVIEWS

AfterEllen

AfterEllen (2)

Alternative Press magazine

Antimusic

Atlanta Music Guide

Austin American Statesman

Austin Chronicle

Austin Sound

Austinist

AV Club

Blast magazine

Blogcritics

Chicago Music Seen

Chicago Pride

Chorus and Verse

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Creative Loafing

Daily News Pittsburgh

Dallas Voice

District Noise

Edge

El Paso Times

Esquire magazine
PDF format

Examiner

Examiner (2)

The FabFemme.com

Focus Daily News

Foghorn

GA Voice

The Georgia Straight

Glide magazine

Gozamos

Gozamos (2)

High Voltage magazine

Horizon Online

Houston Chronicle

Houston Press

Huntington News

Isthmus

JustOut

Kens5.com

Kens5.com (2)

Kens5.com (3)

LA Music Blog

Lansing State Journal

MeetYouAtTheShow

MeetYouAtTheShow (2)

MusicVice

MusicVice (2)

My San Antonio

MyYearbook

New York Press

Next Imprint
PDF format

Norman Transcript

Northshore News

Oakland Press

OC Weekly

OK Gazette

The Original Hipster

Origivation

Outlook Columbus

Phillyist

Piercing Metal

PopMatters

PopMatters (2)

Punkmusic.com

Q Town

Richmond.com

Rock NYC

San Antonio Current

San Antonio Express

San Antonio Express (2)

San Antonio Joe

SheWired

ShortAndSweetNYC

Sinister Girlz

Spin.com

Student Life - University of St. Louis

Studio 360 Blog

Suite 101

Sync

TA Live

TasteMakers magazine

Tennessean

Texas Public Radio

ThisIsFAke.com

TimeOut Chicago

Toledo Free Press

Type3Media

Unrated magazine

Venuszine

Washington Examiner

Washington Examiner (2)

What's Up Weekly

Windy City Times

Zoiks online

Zoiks!

Zoiks! (2)


 

 

"TRIO B.C." Lyrics

"TRIO B.C." Music Samples

Static Mind

Trail


What the press are saying about Girl In A Coma's "Trio BC"


Trio BC bio


Check out Girl in a Coma's new videos for "Static Mind" and "El Monte"


MUSIC SAMPLES

"Hiding My Trail" digi-link

Clumsy Sky

Road To Home


What the press are saying about Girl In A Coma's "Both Before I'm Gone"


 

PRESS RELEASES

2009 Press Release

June 2008


2009 FEATURES, REVIEWS

7x7 magazine

About.com

The Advocate

AfterEllen

AfterEllen (2)

Ahora Si

All Music Guide

All Things Girl

Alternative Press

Arizona Daily Star

Austin American Statesman

Austin American Statesman (2)

Austinist

Austin On Stage

Austin Vida

Autostraddle

Billboard

Bite Me!

Bite Me!

Blurt

Boise Weekly

Bona Fide Darling

Boston Band Crush

Campus Philly

Charlotte Observer

Chicago Free Press

College magazine

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Crave

Daily Local News - Philly

Dallas Voice

Dallas Voice

Daz76

Denver Westword

Deseret News

Don't Label It

El Paso Times

Falls Church News Press

Feminist Review

Girls Rock Camp Austin

Glide magazine

Guanabee

Here Comes The Flood

Highlander

Houston Chronicle

Houston Press

Houston Press (2)

Houston Skirt

Idaho Statesman

Just Out Portland

Latina

Latino Future

LA Weekly

Metromix

MishMash

The Monitor

The Monitor (2)

MTV

Music Detour

MusicPix

NeuFutur

Noche Latina

OC Weekly

Omaha World Herald

The Onion

Orange County Weekly

Out.com

Philadelphia Gay News

Phillyist.com

The Pitch

PlanetOut & Gay.com

Playground Boston

Playground Boston (2)

Pop Entertainment

Popwreckoning

Popwreckoning (2)

Powerpopaholic

Riverfront Times

Riverside Press-Enterprise

RockandRoll Report

Rolling Stone

Salon Lift

San Antonio Current

San Antonio Current (2)

San Antonio Express News

San Antonio Express News (2)

Santa Barbara News-Press

Seattle Weekly

SF Examiner

Sinister Girls

SinnerViewer

SiTv.com

Snippets

Subservient Experiment

Sugar and Medicine

Suicide Girls

UInterview

Ultimate Guitar

Unrated magazine

Unrated magazine (2)

Vegatarian Star

The Vent

Venus Zine

Venus Zine (2)

Verbicide

Washington Examiner

What's Up El Paso

Zoiks

Zoiks! (2)


 

2008 FEATURES, REVIEWS

AfterEllen

AfterEllen (2)

A.L. Harper

All Things Girl

Altercation

Alternative Press

Alternative Press (2)

Arizona Star

Artist Direct

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Austin American Statesman

The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle (2)

Austinist

Bay Windows

Beatblogs

Blog Critics

Boston Globe

Boston NOW

Boyd Street
PDF format

Bust

Buzzine

Buzzine (2)

Buzzine (3)

Campus Circle

Campus Philly

Cleveland Scene

Corpus Christi Caller Times

The Cover Zone

The Daily Herald

Daily Trojan

Dallas Observer

Dallas Voice

DeBug

Deseret News

Dot News Magazine

El Paso Times

ETC Cetera/Eastfield College

The Examiner

Exclusive Magazine

Feminist Review

Feminist Review (2)

Filter magazine

Fredericksburg Journal Star

Fringe

Gibson Backstage Pass

GO Magazine

Ground Control Magazine

Houstinist

IN Los Angeles

IN magazine

Ink 19

Inland Daily Bulletin

Jersey Beat

Las Vegas City Life

LA Weekly

LA Weekly (2)

LA Weekly (3)

Lincoln Journal Star

Listenin Music

Mansfield News Journal

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Metro Boston News

Mish Mash Magazine

The Monitor

Monsters & Critics

MTVs You R Here

Music Connection

MusicPix

MusicRex

New York Newsday

Nuvo News

Oakland Press

OKC

Oklahoma Gazette

Oklahoma Gazette (2)

The Oregonian

Out Front Colorado
PDF format

Outfront Colorado

Out Magazine

Outlook magazine

Palo Alto Daily News

PETA 2

Philadelphia Gay News

Phoenix New Times

The Pitch

Pitch Weekly

Revolt Media

San Antonio Current

San Antonio Express News

San Antonio Express News (2)

Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Independent (2)

Santa Barbara Independent (3)

Santa Barbara News Press

Seattle Weekly

Southern Voice

Space City Rock

StarPulse

Straybullets

Sqawker blog

Suicide Girls

Tahoe World

Tucson Weekly

Unrated Magazine

Unrated Magazine (2)

Unrated Magazine (3)

URB magazine

Valley Morning Star

Velvet Park

Venus Magazine

Venus Magazine (2)

What's Up

Windy City Times

Windy City Times (2)

Wired

 


"Both Before I'm Gone" bio


 


"Both Before I'm Gone" Lyrics


GIAC Win Indy Award 2007

 
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50 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2011
Girl In A Coma, 'Exits And All The Rest'
It's taken San Antonio's Girl in a Coma a decade of road-pounding to transcend the "riot grrl" clichés imposed by reviewers, but with Exits and All the Rest, GIAC finally hit the big time. The songs here showcase new confidence and an enormous range of influences, from the slithery twang of "Sly" to the Morrissey-esque new-wave of "Smart." To be honest, that stylistic inconsistency makes it tough to call Exits and All the Rest a truly great album. But it's an undeniable breakout that's likely to turn this little-known truth into a well-established fact: Nina Diaz is one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today. (David Brown, KUT)

Girl in a Coma featured in the 2011 Music Issue of Playboy: Nina Diaz wields an unmistakable voice-think Roy Orbison in red lipstick and black eyeliner-that's as brazen and sensuous as the heroines of her songs.

Click here to see the video for "Smart" off of "Exits & All The Rest" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIL6P2_B3gA

Check out the directorial debut from Jenn Alva. "Walkin' After Midnight" video was inspired by a scene in an Elvis movie called, "Roustabout."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VfN6UmQlfI

Check out the new video for "As The World Falls Down" directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7ju56qtO2k

 

 

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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. All the while, they have been building one of the most impassioned and diverse fan bases in music. Girl in a Coma are that rare feral band, unaffected by trends, that has managed to stay wild and thrill us at every turn. Exits & All the Rest, their 4th album out November 1, 2011 on Blackheart Records, is the most heart-stopping turn yet.


Girl in a Coma formed when best friends Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz met in Jr-high school art class over a mutual love of the Smiths, Nirvana, and skipping school. All they needed was a singer. Enter Nina Diaz, Phanie’s little sister. Nina blew them away with her mesmerizing vocals, a powerful voice some critics have compared to Bjork, Patsy Cline, and the band’s hero, Morrissey himself. The trio practiced for three years, gigged at local punk rock clubs, played a High School talent show, one kid’s birthday party, and then hit the road, building up a solid and loyal fan base across the country.

In 2006, the Girls played for Joan Jett and long-time songwriting partner and producer, Kenny Laguna, at New York’s Knitting Factory as part of a cable TV show featuring unknown bands. Jett and Laguna were so impressed with the band that they signed GIAC to their label, Blackheart Records, on the spot.

The band’s 2007 debut album, Both Before I’m Gone, was a critical hit with raves from Alternative Press Magazine, the LA Weekly, Bust magazine, among many others, with the album reaching No. 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 21 on iTunes. “Clumsy Sky,” the band’s first single, won a 2007 Independent Music Award.

In 2009, the band released their follow up album, Trio B.C. The album is a unique amalgamation of eclectic influences: oldies, rockabilly, 90s alternative, and contemporary bands both indie and mainstream.

Just a year later, the band recorded a companion piece to Trio B.C. Produced by Grammy-award winning producer Greg Collins (U2 and Gwen Stefani), Adventures in Coverland. features reinterpretations of songs and artists who have impacted the band. The songs range from a punked out version of Selena’s “Si Una Vez” to a stripped down version of Joy Division’s “Transmission.”

In early 2011, new material was piling up and the band was ready to head back into the studio to work on their upcoming album, Exits & All the Rest.

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. The Girls headed a few miles north to Austin and recorded with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead). It was the band’s first time working on analog tape and all the basic tracks were laid down live. The recording process seemed to help the band capture some of the raw energy and power that they are known for in their live shows.

At the same time, the album showcases the depth and maturity of Girl in a Coma’s songwriting. 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. “Hope” is a pogo ready punk assault that speaks to the Arizona immigration dispute while daring you to stay still. “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 album closes with the dramatic build of “Sly” and raw emotion of “Mother’s Lullaby.” 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.

 

 

 

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