“We always talked about it, but it just felt like it was so far-fetched that it would never happen,” says Alva.
“That soon,” Nina adds. The album’s distinctive sound merged alt-rock influences with a diverse smattering of punk, indie rock, and blues that make the trio hard to pigeonhole. After the album dropped, Morrissey – who penned the Smiths song for which GIAC is named – asked the band to join him on tour.
The Diaz’s mother, Maria Gonzales, says her attitude about the band changed about a year before Nina Diaz dropped out of high school in 2005. (She subsequently earned a GED.)
“This was why I didn’t argue with her decision to drop out. Both Nina and Phanie kept telling me making music was what they wanted to do,” Gonzales says. “Then they went to London and starting touring, and I saw they were serious. This was their passion, and they would make it.”
There’s not a filler track on the album, and the guitar scores demonstrate an increasing playfulness and complexity
“Now `our parents are` really proud,” says Phanie. “They have that little shrine that they put together themselves, and they have it when you walk in you can open up the book and see all our newspaper articles … and they let us take over the house.”
Now 21, guitarist-vocalist Nina bbpeoplemeet giriЕџ is clearly coming into her prime. She’s been the band’s primary songwriter since its inception, but Trio B.C. shows her continuing to evolve as both lyricist and composer. Diaz says she starts to feel strange if she doesn’t answer her muse on a regular basis, and the result is a solid and growing library of work.
“The span from 13 to 18 is when the songs from Both Before I’m Gone were written, and I can’t even count how many there are, was, is,” Diaz says. Read More