Archived entries for coma cinema

New Music – Coma Cinema

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Dear Coma Cinema, thank you for releasing new music this month, we love you. If you haven’t heard Coma Cinema yet, go back, back far in time, to last year and the year before to listen to earlier tracks i.e. “Flower Pills,” “In Lieu Of” “Her Vore,” “She’s A Dentist,” “Black Birthday Cake” and all of the other ones he has ever wrote.

Baby Prayers, Stoned Alone and Blue Suicide are previous album releases and are filled with some of my favorite tracks of 2009 and 2010. And now, there’s Abandoned Lands. And its pretty perfect.

Coma Cinema is Mat Cothran from South Carolina.

Coma Cinema – Roadside Memorial

Coma Cinema- Daffodils

Coma Cinema- Flower Pills

Coma Cinema: Her Sinking Sun

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It’s no secret, Coma Cinema is one of my favorites. Lead by envisionist / adventurist /psychoawesomist Mat Cothran. Coma Cinema’s Flower Pills stunned me in 2009 and then came the equally wowing Stoned Alone in 2010. Next up is Blue Suicide in early 2011. The below track is the single from the upcoming album.

Coma Cinema – Her Sinking Sun

Mat offers all of his albums for free. This includes Baby Prayers and Stoned Alone, which you can download for free here.

New Artist: Teen Daze

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Dance duo, Teen Daze from Vancouver are about to break-the-f-out, while they’ve gotten some solid attention it’s only a matter of time before that accelerates as they gear up for their new EP release “Four More Years.” The EP will be released on Arcade Sound, the label/management company, based out of Knoxville, TN, known to specialize in digital/limited edition vinyl and cassette releases (awesome). Some of Arcade Sound’s artists are forthebeat favorites including Boston based Magic Man and South Carolina’s Coma Cinema, who both played our summer and spring show, respectively.

Arcade Sound is a true pioneer in the chillwave force, and Teen Daze is no exception to their exemplary roster, however not as chillwave as fellow AS artist MillionYoung, but definitely on the same track, with an underlying dance tone. While there are some solid originals from the duo, the clear standout for me are their remixes. They’ve remixed a ton of tracks to near dance perfection including Local Natives, Japandroids, Yeasayer, and one of the latest ftb discoveries: Gobble Gobble and their standout single “Lawn Knives.” Some CA performances coming up, lucky west coasters.

PB&J remixes for lunch? yes please:

Local Natives – Wide Eyes (Teen Daze Remix)

Japandroids – Wet Hair (Teen Daze Remix)

You can now buy the album: support the artist and buy Four More Years.

New Artist: Backseat Dreamer

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When Mat Cothran of Coma Cinema wrote to me about this artist, I for sure listened up because I f*** shirts love Coma Cinema, and if he’s a fan, I’m likely to be one too. (If you haven’t listened to Coma Cinema’s Baby Prayers or the new EP Stoned Alone yet, you’re missing out – listen and buy them now.)

BackSeat Dreamer is South Carolina native Sean Neuse. His music is dreamy, electronic and makes me want to dance and inhale and exhale slowlllyyy. I love that he describes his music as “a dreamer in a world that isn’t real” because yes, this isn’t real (not Backseat Dreamer, I mean everything, all of it…).

The album release party is June 19th in Greenville, SC, and the  EP Love Not Found is officially available on July 13th on Stickfigure Records, out of Atlanta – so look out for it then…

My favorite track is “I Don’t Feel It.” Listen to equally beautiful “Consider” here:

Backseat Dreamer – Consider

New Album Review: Coma Cinema

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Coma Cinema is one of my favorite artist discoveries of 2010, actually, Coma Cinema is one of my favorite artist discoveries ever. Mat Cothran’s musical magical talent is amazing. I love his songs, all of them, yes all of them. I could listen over and over for hours, and I do. His first album Baby Prayers was beautiful, if you haven’t already, listen to the entire thing and download for free, and start here with Flower Pills. Immediately after falling in love with it, we were fortunate enough to have Coma Cinema come up from South Carolina to play their first NYC show at our spring showcase (with Hooray for Earth & Sunglasses).

Coma Cinema will release their second album, Stoned Alone, on June 1st  (album artwork pictured above). You can catch some of the tracks on their MySpace page now and I’ve listed some below. I can’t pick a favorite track or even a few favorite tracks, I pretty much love them all. The album collectively feels like a dream-like state of clouds floating past your cheeks, tiny hairs stand up with excitement, on the edge of looking out into darkness that responds with lightness floating in a dream the bubble that bursts and fast forwards and then rewinds until you’re standing still but upside down. Yea, that about sums it up.

Highlights of the shimmering excellence:

Blissed – beautiful dreamy float into space close your eyes/open your eyes/close them again delicious nightmare you dont want to wake from and seems to go on and on forever but when you wake you realize it was just under a minute or in this case under two, clocking in at 1:56

Stoned Alone – listen for yourself but a perfect ending to every beginning

Black Birthday Cake – reminds me why i love to cry when i find things emotionally beautiful you know like a waterfall or hot sun on your naked skin before you dive into cold water that kind of stuff that shakes you unequivocally

Her Vore - female vocals on this track along with Mat’s is a perfect pair. This one makes me feel like I’m starring out into a darkened abyss with nothing but everything left unseen all at once.

The album is being released on cassette tape (awesome) and digitally June 1 via Arcade Sounds Ltd, same label as Magic Man, who will be playing forthebeat’s next show on June 11th at Pianos.

You should listen to these LOUD.

Coma Cinema – Her Vore

Coma Cinema – Black Birthday Cake

Coma Cinema – Stoned Alone

Oh No Ono Surprise at forthebeat’s Spring Show


OH NO ONO are hard to categorize or even explain. I’ll be listening to them and think they remind me a lot of Empire of the Sun, but then I’ll play a different track and something completely different comes to mind. Seeing them live at Union Hall in January, I thought all four of them reminded me of David Bowie in Labyrinth / a 70′s dance party cast to the rising sun…

When you listen to Oh No Ono for the first time, you try to imagine how they might interact on stage and how they might sound live, but seeing them in-person affirmed all of my positive thoughts on this strangely wonderful act. Hailing from Denmark, they are eccentric both musically and aesthetically.

It was a true honor having Malthe Fischer join Hooray for Earth on stage last week at the spring forthebeat show. The night opened with Coma Cinema (visiting from South Carolina), Sunglasses (visiting from Atlanta and just signed to Lefse Records (Neon Indian, Keepaway, etc.), then Hooray For Earth joined by Fischer and members of Zambri, followed by The Royal Chains. The night was amazing. All of the bands rocked and forthebeat wishes we could re-play the evening over and over again. Special thanks to our DJs as well.

Spring’s been good to us, so now we’d like to be good to you:

Oh No Ono – Internet Warrior

Photo Credit: ROB LOUD

TONIGHT: forthebeat Presents…

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forthebeat presents…


131 Chrystie Street (between Delancey & Broome)
Lower East Side, NYC

$10 at the door with an open Svedka bar from 8-9 pm to get you there ON TIME.

♥♥♥download this mix featuring each band on the show♥♥♥

This is what it sounds like:

Sunglasses – Whiplash
Coma Cinema – Daffodils
Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends
The Royal Chains – Lucy Takes The Dare


Le Miel du Mois: Mars


Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of the month so cash your checks and get up – or get down, with Le Miel du Mois: Mars, which, as of today is up on Et Musique Pour Tous!  Click on the tape to listen in full and download the mix for *free* to your itunes + ipod.

Some of forthebeat’s favorite new artists are on there including Coma Cinema, sayCet, Beach House, Hooray for Earth… Complete tracklist below:

1. sayCet – Opal (Error :: Love – Opalowsky Remix)
DCUP – Style (Rainbows Of Death Remix)
3. Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
4. Hooray For Earth – Form
Classixx – I’ll Get You (Gigamesh Remix)
6. Coeur de Pirate – Comme des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix)
7. Air – So Light Is Her Football (Breakbot Remix)
8. Efterklang – Modern Drift
9. Coma Cinema – Cop Caller
10. Beach House – Silver Soul
11. Neon Indian – Should Have Taken Acid With You (Future Rock Remix)
12. Little Dragon – Twice

Le Miel du Mois: Fevrier


It’s the first of the month, and Le Miel du Mois: Fevrier is up on Et Musique Pour Tous!  Click on the tape to listen in full and download the mix for *free*

Some of forthebeat’s favorite new artists are on there including Sunglasses, Coma Cinema, Peasant and Walter Sobcek. Tracklist below:

XXXChange – Roll It Light It Smoke It
The Tough Alliance – Neo Violence (Shazam Remix)
Database vs. French Horn Rebellion – Beaches and Friends (The Twelves Remix)
Sunglasses – Whiplash
The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
Ladyhawke – My Delirium (Walter Sobcek Remix)
The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
Pinback – Fortress
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps (Elite Force Re-Fix)
Thieves Like Us – Drugs In My Body
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into
The Dig – Penitentiary
Peasant – Thinking
Coma Cinema – Flower Pills

New Artist: Coma Cinema

Mat Cothran Image One

I really love this one…

Mat Cothran is Coma Cinema. A 21 year old bright young thing from South Carolina and definitely one to look out for.

I have a short attention span, and you would think Mat Cothran’s album would complement this well, as his 14 song compilation Baby Prayers (songs he has been working on – on and off – since 2005) are mostly under 2 minutes each. But they leave me wanting more, particularly “Flower Pills” – the introduction to his website, which once inside, allows you to download the entire CD for free; this was one of the tracks I wished to be longer. “Daffodils” is another favorite and must-listen, although a bit longer clocking in at a whole 2 minutes 50 seconds (!) I love dreamy dance tracks, and I think Mat Cothran achieves this well in both sound and lyrics with “Flower Pills” and “Daffodils,” but the complete album really provides a collective and unique listening experience. You can listen to “Flower Pills” and read its lyrics below. Be sure to visit Coma Cinema online and spread the word to your friends and their friends. Tour dates? Right now Mat is performing locally, but we’re hoping we can convince him to come to New York City for forthebeat’s spring show…

Coma Cinema – Flower Pills

Mat Cothran Image Two

Flower Pills Lyrics (because they should be shared):

feeling fever chills/ taking flower pills/ dream within a dream/ talking to myself/ awake for days/ got to catch the wave/ walking to your house/ pavement turns to dirt/ burned your mountain down/ get my feelings hurt/ awake for days/ got to catch the wave

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