Coma in Algiers

Release and Catch

Release 1 - Creationists are having a full-on coming out party for their latest release, Ἁγία Σοφία, this Saturday, 1/26/13, at Trailer Space Records.  To be escorted by Dikes of HollandComa in Algiers, and Kingdom of Suicide Lovers.  Need more details??  Go here

Release 2 - David Thomas Jones is throwing down a release party for "Comfort Creatures" (which we called "...arguably, the best indie alt rock record of 2012.") at Holy Mountain next Thursday, 1/31/13.  To be accompanied by the three bands he performs with, Watch Out For Rockets, Les Rav, and Scan Hopper, with End Wave ending the soiree.  And as an added treat, the Austin Chapter of Dudeism will be abiding at a priest ordainment booth.  Or not.  More details here.

Catch - From the "You mighta missed this one" department - Perennial local favorites The Sour Notes went on tour last year, and all we got was this sweet mini-documentary.  Check it out:

Then they re-issued "Last Looks" and made a new music video for the title track.  Nice:


A Free Ticket Down the Rabbit Hole: Coma In Algiers

With a signature blend of violent noise and catchy hooks that lure you in like a fly to a pitcher plant, Coma in Algiers are one of the most original noise-rock bands to emerge from Austin in the past decade. With dissonant guitars, dark and heavy keyboards, and lyrics that range from the esoteric to the vulgar, there's never room for a dull moment. Their new record, Christ Aldonis Algiers, finds them shedding some of their fuzzy, garage rock sound of previous releases in favor of a clarity that allows their increased strangeness to showcase itself like a crazed and caged mutant on display near the hot dog stand at the town fair in David Lynch’s afternoon dreams. Catch them at The Frontier Bar on April 19th with Love Collector and The Gory Details. Free show!

- Brandt Kempin