Coma Culture

City: Los Angeles
Country: USA
Genre: Indie
Styles: Indie Pop, Indie Rock
on hashbrandnew.com since May 21, 2021

Filtering the modern condition through a dream-pop haze, Coma Culture is a new indie rock band featuring Young the Giant’s Eric Cannata & Francois Comtois with producer/songwriter Jon O’Brien. Taking their name from their debut single, the longtime friends use their unique lyrical voices & experimental production to explore existential dread and the hope for something more.

After trading demos & favorite records on the road—when O’Brien was Young the Giant tour manager—Coma Culture bonded over their shared love of Broken Social Scene, Sparklehorse, Slowdive, and The Cure. Cannata, Comtois, & O’Brien have worked together on a variety of projects over the years, including Travelers and American Pets, but in 2019 they came together as a trio and founded the band in a series of sessions at O’Brien’s Music Box Studios. They reworked and recorded everyone’s songs together, including some inspired by their early touring days, & finished the album throughout 2020.

Their debut album will combine vintage instruments, modern recording techniques, & classic songwriting for a sound that’s immediately distinct yet warmly familiar. The result is a sound that is sometimes unstable & warbly as if overwhelmed and interrupted by new technology; sometimes quiet & unsure about what comes next; and sometimes clear and confident. The band polished off their sound with a little help from Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, Richard Swift, David Bazan).

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