When the guitars start to race, the chords stay colorful and full (think Failure or the Cure going by really fast). Singer Nina Diaz has a voice that makes you get your elbows off the bar and pay attention. She uses it differently for each song, and the band as a whole gracefully navigates new wave and disco without pandering to trends. Forget those bands in the glossy mags. Girl in a Coma blows 'em away.
"Road to Home" by Girl in a Coma: