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Suck My ShirtSuck My Shirt is the fourth full-length for The Coathangers.
"It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist
Crook Kid (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a
duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow Me."
It's a classic Coathangers tune with Stephanie Luke's raspy vocals
belted out over their signature ragged garage-rock. But the chorus
opens into one of the most accessible hooks in the band's canon,
just before segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent
dissonant guitar. From there the band launches into "Shut Up," a
title that harkens back to the brash sass of their rst record. The
song still has its spikey guitar riffs and shouted chorus, but here The
Coathangers sound less like a jubilant version of Huggy Bear and
more like the art-pop of late-era Minutemen.
Dedicated Coathangers fans will recognize the re-worked versions of "Merry
Go Round," "Smother," "Adderall," and "Derek's Song" from their
run of limited edition split 7s, and hearing them in the context of
the album shows that these tracks weren't merely isolated examples
of the band's more sophisticated side, but were actually
demonstrative of the group's increasing capacity for nestling solid
melodic hooks and rock heft into their repertoire. By the time the
band wraps up the album with the humble pop perfection of
"Drive," it's hard to believe this was the band that garnered their
reputation off of raucous bombasts like "Don't Touch My Shit."1. Follow Me
2. Shut Up
3. Springeld Cannonball
4. Merry Go Round
5. Love Em and Leave Em
8. Dead Battery
10. Derek's Song
11. I Wait
12. Drive$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ParasitePressed On Sea Green Vinyl
Limited To 2000 Copies
One-Sided 12" w/ B-Side Etching (No Music)
When The Coathangers first stormed on the scene over a decade ago, their power resided in their ability to craft a crooked hook out of a grimy guitar line, a delightfully crass chorus, or an enticingly ham-fisted drum-and-bass groove. With each successive album, the Atlanta garage punk ensemble has increasingly tempered their brash charm with sharp-witted pop. Not that the band ever fully excised the primal howl of The Gories or the sparse strut of ESG, but with the trio's latest EP, Parasite, The Coathangers explore the space between their initial unbridled expressionism and their recent nuanced song craft. "I'd like to think the EP takes you on a journey through the band's existence," says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel of the sequencing of the five songs on their latest offering.
Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members'private lives, "Parasite" is pure catharsis. "During the making of our last album, I didn't want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, Ijust wanted to scream and curse." If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band's career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and-vinegar of their eponymous debut. And while "Wipe Out" is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act. Despite the adverse times, The Coathangers' mastery of pop cannot be contained forever, as is evident in the EP's single "Captain's Dead", with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar. The journey through The Coathangers' musical evolution leads to a revamped version of "Down Down" off 2016's Nosebleed Weekend LP and the smoky twang of "Drifter", in which drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke demonstrates her knack for solid Dusty Springfield-style ballads.1. Parasite
2. Wipe Out
3. Captain's Dead
4. Down Down (alt version)
5. Drifter$15.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nosebleed Weekend (Bruisy Colored Vinyl)Limited Edition Of 1,000 Copies On Bruisy Colored Vinyl
Nosebleed Weekend kicks off with Perfume, a song that marries sultry pop vocals with toothy guitar riffs in a manner that would make Ann and Nancy Wilson proud. It's hard to imagine The Coathangers writing a song this accessible in their early years, but in 2016 it fits perfectly into their canon. From there the band launches into Dumb Baby, which harkens back to the gritty neo-garage rock of Murder City Devils. Longtime fans who still clamor for their brash post-punk angle will be immediately satiated by Squeeki Tiki. And after hearing the noisy loud-quiet-loud bombast of Excuse Me? it's no wonder that Kim Gordon has become an outspoken fan of the band. It's an eclectic album inspired by life on the road, lost loved ones, and Kugel's recent move to Southern California. We always say that each record is a snapshot of our life at the time, Kugel says. As far as style... it's just what came out of us at that point. So whether it's the foreboding garage rock of the title track, the post-punk groove of Burn Me, the stripped-down pop of I Don't Think So, or the dynamic grunge of Down Down, The Coathangers command their songs with passion and authority.1. Perfume
2. Dumb Baby
3. Squeeki Tiki
4. Excuse Me?
5. Make It Right
6. Nosebleed Weekend
7. Watch Your Back
8. Burn Me
9. I Don't Think So
10. Down Down
12. Had Enough
13. Copycat$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Larceny And Old LaceThe Coathangers' reckless energy from their half-serious roots is every bit as vibrant and rambunctious on their latest album, Larceny & Old Lace. But this time around were hearing a band thats honed their trade and incorporated more stylistic variations. Its also the bands first experience in a proper studio; the album was recorded with Ed Rawls at The Living Room in Atlanta, Georgia. The result is a record that feels like The Coathangers weve always known and loved, but sounds like a band taking their trade more seriously.
Where their past recordings were a mash-up of garage rocks rough and loose instrumentation and no-waves abrasive tonalities, Larceny & Old Lace showcases a broader song-writing range. Go Away taps into a 60s girl-group sound. Call to Nothing employs the paint-peeling guitars, dance beats, and slightly ominous melodies of the early post-punk pioneers. Well Alright is reminiscent of Rolling Stones bawdy R&B strut. Tabbacco Road is perhaps the biggest leap for the band, completely eschewing their rabble-rousing strategy in favor of penning a pensive and somber ballad.
With this broadened artistic horizon, refinement of technique, and Ed Rawls production allowing every instrument to shine without detracting from the bands natural grit, The Coathangers latest offering is easily their best record to date.1. Hurricane
2. Trailer Park Boneyard
3. Go Away
5. Call to Nothing
8. My Baby
9. Chicken: 30
10. Well Alright
11. Tabbacco Rd.$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Suicide Squeeze Records Presents:Forever Singles (Awaiting Repress)
Limited Edition Of 1,000 Copies
Pressed On Custom Light Green Vinyl
Like many of the great independent record labels of the '90s, Suicide Squeeze started
off as a hobby. And like so many other hobby labels, Suicide Squeeze's rst ventures
were 7 singles. But whereas many upstarts plodded through a series of crudely
assembled debut records by short-lived and long-forgotten friends' bands, the Seattle
label hit the ground running with a stream of well-packaged singles by beloved
Northwest artists - 764-Hero, Pedro The Lion, Elliott Smith, and Modest Mouse, to
name a few. Not surprisingly, the quality of these early releases helped catapult the
label into a full-time operation.
Whether a testament to the enduring allure of vinyl or the quality of the artists on the
roster, Suicide Squeeze continues to make 7s. And in this era of renewed interest in
vinyl, the label's limited-run releases sell out quickly. Lucky collectors continue to enjoy
the vinyl, and the dedicated fans always have the option to download the mp3s. But
what's the better plan for making these recordings endure for posterity? To add mp3s
to the ever-expanding annals of the internet, or to create a new slab of wax capturing
the best singles Suicide Squeeze has had to offer in recent years? Not content with
limiting the songs to the former, the Seattle indie label is going for the latter, culling
some of their nest tracks for the compilation album Suicide Squeeze Presents:
The LP captures the rowdy garage rock of The Coathangers and Davilla 666, the
scraggly dirt-ridden guitars of JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream, the nostalgic
'60s girl-group melodies of Bleached and La Luz, the exuberant power pop of
Audacity, King Tuff, Nobunny, and Meat Market, the hazy noir soundtrack of Dirty
Beaches, the vitriolic basement-show noise-punk of Nu Sensae, the sinister post-punk
of Wax Idols, and the West Texas-bred Twin Reverb rock of The Numerators. Bundled
together onto one record, the collection perfectly captures the spirit of Suicide
Squeeze in the current decade: rambunctious youthful urgency tempered with a hat
tip to rock n' roll's gritty unsung heroes of the past.
In keeping with the limited-edition nature of the 7s, Forever Singles will be released
on 1000 hand-numbered colored vinyl. And while the compilation is a vital
documentation of the Northwest label's continuing commitment to bold and brash new
artists, it's also a solid reminder of rock music's humble beginning on dusty old '45s.1. The Coathangers "Merry Go Round"
2. JEFF the Brotherhood "Heavy Days"
3. Bleached "Electric Chair"
4. Meat Market "Too Tired"
5. Heavy Cream "Toasted"
6. Dirty Beaches "Lone Runner"
7. NÜ Sensae "Throw"
8. Audacity "Finders Keepers"
9. La Luz "T.V. Dream"
10. Nobunny "La La La La Love You"
11. King Tuff "Wild Desire"
12. Numerators "Dead"
13. Wax Idols "Schadenfreude"
14. Davila 666 "No Crees Que Ya Cansa"$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
AudioQuest Sydney Interconnect Cable
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