The Comas

It’s my birthday, and I was looking for something trashy and indulgent to enjoy — high fat, high sugar, high gloss, whatever. The Comas seem to fit the bill. As Sean suggested in his original post, the Comas are all about the 90s, which was, if I remember right, a decade of decadence — personal computing, stock market insanity, Monica Lewinsky, etc. So enjoy “Red Microphones” and a whole bag of sea salt and black pepper potato chips, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Red Microphones [MP3, 3.8MB, 160kbps]

Sean’s original post: 02/28/06
With their recent signing to Vagrant Records, an interesting addition to their roster in my opinion, and raving press in Rolling Stone, Magnet, and Spin I’d be a little surprised if you hadn’t heard of The Comas. I say a little surprised because even though I own their last record, Conductor, I must confess it never made the transfer to my iPod and has been regretfully neglected until a recent half-hearted attempt at organizing my music collection. The Comas are so ’90s. I mean that in a good, remember-when-indie-rock-was-still-indie, kind of way. They could have been the band who claimed the throne rightfully belonging to The Pixies if The Pixies wouldn’t have made their comeback. These days though, with so many “indie” bands making inroads into the mainstream, there’s ample room for The Comas to do the same.

4 Replies to “The Comas”

  1. Great album. Unabashedly catchy. Their first two efforts were a little slow and plodding, but "Conductor" and "Spells" are both fantastic. I just can't recommend them enough.

  2. I have to respectfully disagree with Chris and say that A Def Needle In Tomorrow is one of the best records of the 90s and the last two pale in comparison, even though they're still pretty good. Like, I can't understand how you could even call A Def Needle plodding…the word is "dynamic."

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