Things Are Not All Right is the second album on Goner from the Chicago bash-and-crash pop trio CoCoComa. Comprised of husband-and-wife Bill and Lisa Roe on drums and guitar, respectively, plus Mike Fitzpatrick on bass and organ, the band is part garage, part psych pop, and all pure punk energy. Things Are Not All Right takes the catchy, spazzy push of their first album and adds depth and more realized production values without slowing down in the least.
"CoCoComa's songs sound rowdy and loose--the band's reckless, infectious enthusiasm makes them feel like they could run off the rails at any time, even on a recording."
--Miles Raymer, Chicago Reader
"If the carnival had a carousel that had vibrating rockets instead of bobbing ponies, Rumplemintz and PBR instead of Icees, and roller coasters that rattled more than the Cyclone in a hurricane, then the music wouldn't just be a pipe organ wheezing calliope music--it'd be the fucked-up, off-the-rails, fast-as-you-can pumping of CoCoComa. Start with the guitar / drum spazzing of Bill and Lisa Roe, whirl in a mad dash of Mike Fitzpatrick's organ anchor, coat with Bill's shredding lead vocals, sprinkle with the "whoah-oh-oh"s and group shouting that only comes with the unabashed embracing of being sweaty and dirty for the sake of a good time, and you've got CoCoComa."
"CoCoComa is a record begging to be run to, climbed to, moved to, destroyed to."