SXSW Song of the Day: Girl in a Coma – Smart

I’ll always have a soft spot for bands named after famous Morrissey penned songs – Suede after all, was named after the track “Suedehead.”

San Antonio’s Girl in a Coma is obviously a play off of the Smith’s track “Girlfriend in a Coma.” We first wrote about them two years ago, when they did a decent cover of Joy Division’s Transmission. A band filled with girls who name themselves after a Smiths tune and sing Joy Division covers. Maybe I should date them.

Anyways, the band released their third album Exits & All the Rest in November and this track off of the album, entitled Smart is an exercise in a tightly written pop track whose restrained melodic hooks would make even the Pope of Mope proud.

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