Girl in a Coma
Morrissey fans should spot the obvious reference to "Girlfriend in a Coma", and I'll have to admit that was the reason why I've been following the career of Girl in a Coma since 2004 through a handful of wonderful demos.
The song is taken from their Adventures in Coverland series of cover 7", out on Blackheart Records (yes, that is Joan "Runnaway" Jett's record label).
I can only speculate about the Rodriguez video came about because GIAC's song, "Yo Oigo", appeared on the soundtrack to the trailer-turned-movie Machete. However, according to Spin.com, the director was already a big fan.
The music video came from last year's SXSW, where Rodriguez filmed clips of them, then followed up with their hometown gig in San Antonio. Basically, he surprised the girls with the video for "As the World Falls Down".
What's interesting about the music video, is that the audio is a mixture of GIAC's "BB" and maybe a live version of the Bowie cover. Check out the original studio version from Adventures in Coverland on Blackheart's website.
Here's the latest tour dates, check them out if they're coming to your town:
09/23: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
09/24: Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico Gathering
09/29: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
09/30: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Hall
10/02: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/03: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/04: Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
10/05: Providence, RI @ Club Hell
10/08: Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
10/09: Newport, KY @ Southgate House
10/11: Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
10/23: Helotes, TX @ Josabi's
10/30: Houston, TX @ Tom Bass Park Amphitheatre
11/05: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar
11/19: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater (w/ The Dresden Dolls)
11/20: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (w/ The Dresden Dolls)
11/21: Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa (w/ The Dresden Dolls)