Coma in Algiers

Coma in Algiers

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockGothic

a primal sound that is part 70s Cleveland, part LA hardcore, part no wave - an art-damaged affront of alterity.

Biography

music we agree on: Flipper, the Birthday Party, Pere Ubu, Mclusky, Daniel Francis Doyle, ELVIS (the Austin band), PIL, Butthole Surfers, The Fall

music we don't agree on: Hüsker Dü, the Beach Boys, Rites of Spring, Mission of Burma, St. Vitus, Lil Wayne, The Fall

Archbold and Killshire loved Minor Threat, Suicide, the Electric Eels, MBV, Cabaret Voltaire and the Modern Lovers so much, they made mixed attempts at trying to sound like all of them at once. Esteban, Johnny and Jefe arrived to make sense of it all. _This Is Your Justice_ recorded in a day at Bundy Hill Recording. Esteban left town. Cramer stepped in. Madison sang on a couple of songs. _Your Heart Your Body_ is recorded in a day at Bundy Hill Recording. recorded a handful of tracks, not yet released, at Cacophony Recorders and at 5th Street Studios. Killshire moved away. the present.

Lyrics

The Delmore Effect

Written By: Archbold

you sit in your room
making great plans
churning out ideas to change the world

but great ideas
are nothing without
execution or a modicum of doubt

you look to the sky
and call upon the muse
here i am
i have arrived

i am not a pretty girl with long hair
i am not a bird
in your ear i will not sing

i am the whip
the monkey on your back
i am the one who will set you on your tracks


oh delmore, you mean so much more
i can't believe they don't know who you are
oh delmore, i've travelled back in time
to set you free, to show you the line
oh delmore, get off the floor
and listen to me
in dreams begin
re-spon-si-bi-li-ties


oh delmore, you mean so much more
i can't believe that you're really gone
no more songs 'bout the european son
oh delmore, get off the floor
and listen to me
in dreams begin
re-sponsi-bi-li-ties

Discography

Burning Bridges [EP] (2001)
This Is Your Justice [CD] (2007)
Your Heart Your Body [CD] (2009)

Set List

our catalog is a motley melange of musical melodies (or lack thereof), so there really isn't a typical set. we play anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes of hardcore punk, garage rock, goth, post-punk, math rock, noise, crooning, whatever happens. never do covers.