In case you missed it, San Antonio’s Girl in a Coma has been one of the hottest young bands in America during the last year. Their album, Exits & All The Rest has made its way onto more than a few “Best of…” lists and they’ve even put a few awards on their shelf as well. In short, they’ve been creating the biggest buzz on the indie scene since The White Stripes went national.
We were very flattered, then, when vocalist/guitarist, Nina Diaz, took some time from their busy U.S. touring schedule to share with Blog Rocking Beat five albums that changed her life.
Jeff Buckley – Grace: This man gives me strength. His voice goes through every part of my body and makes me wanna smile because, although he’s not on this world anymore, this album exists and will always outlast time and style.
The Velvet Underground & Nico: Whenever I put this album on, it’s almost as if I can see myself living during this era; it’s exciting and sad at the same time.
Bjork – Post: I must have listened to this album a thousand times; just an amazing women, she is.
Silverchair – Neon Ballroom: I use to have the biggest crush on Daniel Johns and would sing along to this album pretending we were singing together. This album made me want to hug him and say, “Hey, everything is fine.”
The Beatles – The White Album: Every time I listen to this album, it makes me want to become a better musician, so that some day I might create something so magical. Plus, it’s not a bad soundtrack to have on while you’re sitting on a porch smoking a cig and drinking a Topo Chico.
There you have it, folks. If you are wondering how these albums come together in the music of Girl in a Coma. Have a listen: