to Girl In A Coma
May 21, 2009
Girl in a Coma and The Calico Brothers
Girl in a Coma "Trio B.C."
This Texas band, composed of sisters Nina and Phanie Diaz (on vocals
and guitar and drums, respectively), and bassist Jenn Alva was launched
in 2007 with support from Blackheart Records (Joan Jett's label).
The Diaz sisters chose Trio B.C. as the album title because
it was the name of their grandfathers tejano band in a the 50s. Nina
Diaz vocals really stand out here, like a mix of Jett, Lene Lovich
and Chrissie Hynde. The album is full of punk rock energy, great examples
of this are "Static Mind" and "Baby Boy." The
soulful songs "Vino" and "El Monte" show a maturing
band hitting it's stride. The highlight of the album hits with "Pleasure
and Pain" full of guitar hooks and harmonies through a crunchy
guitar buzz. “Joannie In The City,” the is lone track
produced by Joan Jett and is full of aggressive and addictive guitar
hooks and a driving bassline that drives the song into your brain.
The band takes influences from many sources (new wave, punk, rockabilly)
and still pushes through it's Latin identity, most notably on "Ven
Cerca." Keep your eyes on these women -- they know how to rock
without faking it.