Editors’ Notes With swagger and snarl, Girl In a Coma turn their sophomore album Trio B.C. into an affirmation of classic punk virtues. Not that this San Antonio-based combo insists on genre purity — there are bursts of twanging rockabilly (“B.B.”) and early ‘60s Latino rock (“Ven Cerca”) to leaven the obvious ‘70s and ‘80s influences. Lead singer/guitarist Nina Diaz pitches her vocals between a wail and a growl, and with sister Phanie on drums and Jenn Alva on bass, she bears down hard on spiky, angst-ridden rockers like “Baby Boy,” “Pleasure and Pain” and “Empty Promise.” The Coma gang gets frisky on the Jam-like “In the Day,” and waltzes with a rough-edged tenderness on “Vino.” Most surprising are the gentler moments, especially “El Monte,” a vision of domestic happiness accented with slide guitar and trumpet. Joan Jett (co-owner of the group’s label) makes a vocal appearance on “Joanie In the City,” a ferocious punk-feminist anthem. Trio B.C. displays a focus and consistency that far more experienced bands might envy.

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BB
1
3:47
 
Static Mind
2
3:01
 
Vino
3
4:41
 
Baby Boy
4
3:48
 
El Monte
5
3:52
 
In the Day
6
3:14
 
Slaughter Lane
7
2:58
 
Trail
8
4:03
 
Pleasure and Pain
9
3:35
 
Joanie In the City
10
3:14
 
Pink Lemonade
11
3:39
 
Empty Promise
12
3:42
 
Ven Cerca
13
5:15
 

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