Cincinnati-based Close To Home formed in 2005 with a shared passion and dream. The post hardcore rockers second full length, Momentum, was produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Word Alive). Close To Home has toured across the U.S. with bands such as Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance, In Fear and Faith and the Warped Tour and are on the Scream It Like You Mean It tour this summer with We Came As Romans, Attack Attack! and more.
Following on from their self titled debut album, Sir Reg, which topped many of the best of 2010 lists in the Celtic rock punk folk genre, Sir Reg take it one step further with a work that sums up what it’s like to live in this chaotic and unpredictable world of ours. The new album is already getting attention from SiriusXM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage program who have been playing songs from Sir Reg, mainly ‘Bolloxology,’ which Little Steven has named the ‘Coolest Song of the Week.’ ‘
‘The entire album proves that Sir Reg can stand shoulder to shoulder with Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Barry McGuire and other greats who used music to shine the spotlight on things that the powers that be want pushed under the rug. Along with capturing the anger everyone is feeling, Sir Reg also delivers really great music. – Fanrealm.com
Sir Reg is for lovers of Flogging Molly, the Pogues, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, the Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys and others in the Celtic rock punk folk genre.
Exits & All the Rest, Girl in a Coma’s 4th album is the most heart-stopping turn yet. From sharing stages with their heroes to experiencing Arizona’s controversial laws firsthand, the album was born in an especially intense period for the band. ‘Hope’ is a pogo ready punk assault that speaks to the Arizona immigration dispute while daring you to stay still.
Album opener ‘Adjust’ is a tale of persecution and a sonic minefield. Nina Diaz’s voice turns from a lament to a growl in a split second while the thundering combination of Phanie Diaz’s drums and Jennifer Alva’s bass rattle your ribcage. ‘Smart’ showcases GIAC’s own special recipe for a melodic pop song. The stomping rhythm of future GIAC anthem ‘Control’ lays a foundation for Nina’s voice to build empires of heartbreak on.
The stamp San Antonio’s music scene has left on the band is all over the album; from punk to tejano to indie rock…it all contributes to a sound that can only be described as Girl in a Coma.