When Youâ€™re Still Frozen In Time arrived in the mail, I got really excitedâ€”the groupâ€™s label was responsible for releasing one of my favorite indiepop albums last year, an album by Fireflies. Stars In Coma feature heavy synths and glam-like bits, but not quite to the level of Swedenâ€™s The Ark; where The Ark is more rock driven, Stars In Coma makes glam pop.
â€œPeople Put Up With A Lot Of Shitâ€ has one of the catchier guitar riffs on Youâ€™re Still Frozen. The song also features backing female vocals, which appear sporadically throughout the album. â€œLife Without The Communityâ€ is lighter and more repetitive in instrumentation. Piano and percussion permeate the instrumentation perfectly. â€œInvisibility Tripâ€ gives the album a slightly electronic feel.
Iâ€™m continually impressed with labels like Music Is My Girlfriend for finding small lovable pop groups and I will continue doing my part to help them build awareness, and only hope that yâ€™all will take some time and have a listen because this stuff is truly great.
This review was originally published March 25, 2008 on the old version of FensePost.
Stars In Coma: People Put Up With A Lot Of Shits [mp3]
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Stars In Coma: Invisibility Trick [mp3]
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Music Is My Girlfriend [CD, 2008]
01. This Picture
02. Give Up
03. People PutUp With A Lot of Shit
04. Life Without The Community
05. Moonport Sickness
06. Invisibility Trick
07. If I Could Describe
08. I Wish Someone Would Dance With Me
09. I Saw My Heart Passing By
13. My Sunshine Years