LOVE COMA - THE BAND
Love Coma is an independent band formed in the early 1990s based in the San Antonio area of Texas. The group disbanded in 1997 following the bankruptcy of its record label but reformed in 2019 with a new album in the making.
Critics have compared the band's sound to that of Simple Minds and The Mission UK, and band members cite other influences such as The Waterboys and The 77s.
The Dallas Morning News, reviewing the album Language of Fools, wrote that the music is "smart and subtle, seductive even."
Chris Taylor: I am the visionary & spearhead of an ever changing band called Love Coma. This group is fronted by myself and drummer, Chris Dodds along with Chris Mattingly on guitar. (Our original guitar player, Matt Slocum had started a collaboration with Leigh Nash & formed Sixpence None The Richer) Jeff Duncan played bass on both albums recorded in the 1990's. After Language of Fools was recorded in 1995, we had a revolving door of bass players (including Matt Odom & Curtis Saunier) until, realizing we couldn't survive financially... I called the band quits in 97.
We reformed in 2019
Our current line up is:
- Chris Dodds - drums & vocals
- Chris Mattingly - electric guitar
- Justin Schneider - bass guitar & vocals
- Mitchell Connell - electric guitar
- Chris Taylor - vocals, guitar
For the Record:
JJ Plasencio played bass on 5 songs, strings & piano on 1 song & recorded the first five songs in the session.
Original guitar player Matt Slocum also played electric guitar, cello and bass guitar on the new album.
There's a special appearance by Zeenie Summers, who is currently singing with The Waterboys.
We've spent the last year, off and on, recording with JJ Plasencio in Austin, TX and Pat Manske at The Zone in Dripping Springs, TX.
Pat Manske is mixing the album.