Throwback Thursday: "Caroline, Please Kill Me" by Coma Cinema
So for this Throwback Thursday let’s take it back to 2010 when it was a much simpler time. Canada was hosting the Winter Olympics, Chilean Miners were trapped underground, the United States withdrew our troops from Iraq, and Haiti was also struck with a catastrophic earthquake. All around 2010 wasn’t the best of years for the world, but in that same year the track “Caroline, Please Kill Me” was dropped by Coma Cinema which is a major plus.
With a meager 198,370 plays on Spotify as of right now this sleeper hit is a must listen. By merging psychedelic sounds with garage grade production values, this short song coming in at 1:49 is perfect for any situation. Of course I bet you’re wondering right now how an underground song was granted the coveted spot of Throwback Thursday this week, but there is something that needs to be said for the indie and alternative music scene. The radio overplays pop and rap hits on the radio but to find the real gems in the music world listeners must dig deep, and there’s no way to do that without the hunger to find new and experimental music. I was first introduced to Coma Cinema by one of my roommates who hails from Portland, Oregon. This type of interaction between two people from different backgrounds is how good music spreads; artists’ talents can be both respected and recognized more easily in this type of introduction. Trust me, I’m not knocking the commercial music industry, but if you give this weeks’ song a listen I urge you to listen to more.
As easy as it is to end up on the weird side of YouTube in the blink of an eye, it’s just as easy to become submerged in the indie and alternative music scene. Think of it this way, there are so many commercial hits from the past decades to listen to, but have you ever considered listening to the songs that almost made it or the ones that slipped in the cracks? All I can say is this, give this song a listen, heck give it twenty because it’s so short and catchy. You know what? Even throw on some old jams from high school and middle school and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find a few new songs to add to your playlists.