Album Review: Girl in a Coma – “Exits & All the Rest”
Girl in a Coma
Exits & All the Rest
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Record Label: Blackheart Records
San Antonio’s Girl In A Coma are back with their fourth album, titled Exits & All the Rest, released via Blackheart Records. Their latest effort finds the band exploring different sounds and textures while elevating the music to new levels.
Most of the tracks on the album have a stripped-down production style. When you close your eyes you can almost picture the band being in the same room. The guitar sound with it’s classic “twin reverb” tones is especially sounds so raw and cool. The only exception is the song “Sly” that takes on a modern alt-rock vibe with a slicker production style.
There are several notable tracks on this album. “Smart” is a great uptempo tune which is reminiscent of The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love.” “So” has lush and moving vocals, while “Knocking At Your Door” has a powerful feel like late 60′s Jefferson Airplane.
What’s really striking about Exits & All the Rest is hearing how Girl In A Coma’s music has evolved and matured over the past few years. The experimentation is not conducted at the expense of the band’s sound, it is still clearly Girl In A Coma music, but the band is more capable to expand their repertoire outside the punk genre. This album may not only be their best yet, but also offers a glimpse of greater things to come.
- “One Eyed Fool”
- “She Had A Plan”
- “Cemetery Baby”
- “Knocking At Your Door”
- “Mother’s Lullaby”