San Antonio's Girl In A Coma had one of our most spun LPs last year with 2009's 'Trio B.C.' and 2010 sees the band off in a brand new direction—covering some of their old favorites.
With 'Adventures in Coverland,' GIAC delve further into the band’s collective musical history, recording their own versions of seven classic songs that helped shape the sonic core of Trio B.C., a record which prompted Alternative Press Magazine to rave that the band had “really hit their stride” and the mighty Billboard to enthuse that the ladies were “full of swagger and in fine form.”
“Knowing where you come from and your roots, it’s important to not forget these things,” says GIAC drummer Phanie. “A lot of our writing style was influenced by the music we grew up on and the love we saw our grandfather had for music. If we forget who started it for us, then we forget the spirit of our music. If that's lost, then everything is hollow, fake and manufactured.”
Getting specific about the song selections for Adventures in Coverland, Phanie says, “We chose to cover ‘Walkin’ After Midnight,’ ‘Come On, Let’s Go’ and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ because of our mother. We were raised listening to Patsy Cline, Ritchie Valens and The Beatles. It’s very raw, very real music that was the soundtrack to our mom’s life.”
The collection of songs that comprise 'Adventures in Coverland,' will be released as a series of 7” vinyl EPs as well as available for purchase online as a download on iTunes and other digital providers.
...and you saw this one coming right? We've got the first of the 3 part series of 7" releases and a pair of tickets to Tuesday night's show with Sia at the 9:30 up for grabs.
In the comments to this post, tell us why you deserve to see Girl In A Coma at the 9:30 and what the 7" might mean to you when it lands on your doorstep. Remember to leave us some contact info too! We'll choose the best of the bunch by 5PM on Monday, 5/3.
Stream the entire 'Adventures in Coverland,' series here!
Girl In A Coma - BB (Mp3)