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Breaking Rad: Coma Cinema – The Devil Went Down To Spartansburg, South Carolina

Chris Rotolo April 12, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features No Comments

CCWe’re all well versed about how the devil once traversed the highways and byways for a fiddle fight in Georgia.  However, the tale that’s not nearly as well recounted is how Lucifer took up residence in Spartansburg, SC and transformed the town into a modern-day wasteland of human suffering and disease-infested plight, a claim that can be confirmed by perusing the Gallup Research database…and yet, from the ashes of a locale named “the 10th most miserable place to live in the U.S.” comes the alluring Pop flourishes of Coma Cinema in the form of a new single appropriately titled “Satan Made A Mansion”.

Coma Cinema brainchild Mat Cothran was born and raised in Spartansburg and rather than allowing himself to be swallowed whole by the depression and despair flooding from the belly of the beast, the songsmith retreated to his bedroom where he found salvation in recording fuzz-buzzed compositions into a handheld tape recorder.

Cothran’s casual delivery of morbid poetics rose above the hiss of those early cassette cuts and found their way onto a trio of lo-fi collections (Baby Prayers (2009), Stoned Alone (2010), and Blue Suicide (2011) that received critical acclaim on the interwebs.

Coma Cinema recently relocated to Columbia, SC but the past is still plenty ingrained in the collective’s fabric, and that undeniable influence is primed to be unveiled through the band’s first high fidelity collection Posthumous Release.  The LP is slated to drop on June 11 via Fork and Spoon Records, who will distribute the album in 12-inch vinyl and compact disc formats, and Orchid Tapes, who will circulate the cassette editions.

Stream the aforementioned lead single, “Satan Made A Mansion”, below and try to keep from sing along to the misery…we dare you.

Posthumous Release Tracklist:
1. White Trash VHS
2. She Keeps It Alive
3. Bailey Jay
4. Lee (Columbine High Harmony)
5. Satan Made A Mansion
6. Partners In Crime
7. Burn A Church
8. Virgin Veins
9. Survivor’s Guilt
10. Marie (No Sleep)
11. Posthumous Release

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net).

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