THE COATHANGERS

Atlanta punks Julia, Meredith & Stephanie tour the UK for the next few weeks, but first they get creepy in the new video for Captain's Dead.

PARASITE EP OUT 30TH JUNE ON SUICIDE SQUEEZE

With a huge European tour kicking off next week, including 10 UK dates, Atlanta punks THE COATHANGERS have shared a new video for ‘Captain’s Dead’.
 
Taken from the forthcoming Parasite EP, out June 30th on Suicide Squeeze, the video for ‘Captain’s Dead’ combines the track's sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar with ghoulish visuals.

“The song is about a very interesting and difficult time of personal transition that happened at the end of last year, which coincided with a changing political climate ushered in by the election of Donald Trump as president,”guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel told Paste. “It was like the Trump ethos of savage ignorance was taking over every aspect of life, and then a realization that all things do circle and come back. The reward for malicious action is often a bag of shit, one way or another.

The video was shot by good friend and longtime Coathangers collaborator Matt Odom in and around our house in Long Beach. The badass cheerleaders were a play on the whole captain of the squad thing. We wanted this video to be a bit random and weird to the observer, yet the clip soaked in personal meaning. feels a bit like a feverish nightmare… a hex on assholes.”

 

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’s cover features an illustration of The Coathangers as sirens of the sea, an image that aptly captures the nautical themes of the EP. But the notion of The Coathangers as both mischievous and enchanting is certainly fitting too, as is evident in the alternately piercing and beguiling tracks on their latest EP.
 
Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer Parasite as a one-sided 12” on Sea Green vinyl with a b-side etching with an initial limited pressing of 2000 copies. The EP is also available digitally. Parasite is available worldwide on June 30th, 2017.
 
The Coathangers live dates:
May  12 UK Manchester Night & Day
May  13  UK Brighton The Joker
May  15 UK Bristol The Exchange
May  16 UK Oxford The Bullingdon
May  17 UK London Oslo
May  18 UK Hastings The Printworks
May  19 UK Leicester The Cookie
May  20 UK Leeds Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social 
May  21 UK Sheffield The Harley
May  23 UK Ramsgate Music Hall

The Coathangers

 

Parasite EP for 30/06 on Suicide Squeeze & announce May UK tour. Hear 'Captain's Dead' now!

Atlanta punk trio THE COATHANGERS have announced plans for new EP and extensive UK tour in May. Today they share track “Captain’s Dead”, taken from Parasite EP, which is due out on June 30th via Suicide Squeeze.

Guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel explained the track, saying: "Easy come, easy go; what you reap is what you sow. Sometimes people that you trust fail you miserably by falling victim to their own ego. They start believing their own hype, fancy themselves a leader, but they lead nothing. It's based on a personal experience, but this track has taken on a larger meaning given our current political weather. It's feeling stormy - the ships made out of shit will sink themselves."
 
Despite the adverse times, The Coathangers’ mastery of pop cannot be contained, as is evident in “Captain’s Dead”, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar.
 

 

The Coathangers will be hitting UK shores in May, playing the following dates:
 
May  12 UK Manchester Night & Day
May  13  UK Brighton The Joker
May  15 UK Bristol The Exchange
May  16 UK Oxford The Bullingdon
May  17 UK London Oslo
May  18 UK Hastings The Printworks
May  19 UK Leicester The Cookie
May  20 UK Leeds Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social 
May  21 UK Sheffield The Harley
May  23 UK Ramsgate Music Hall

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’s cover features an illustration of The Coathangers as sirens of the sea, an image that aptly captures the nautical themes of the EP. But the notion of The Coathangers as both mischievous and enchanting is certainly fitting too, as is evident in the alternately piercing and beguiling tracks on their latest EP.
 
Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer Parasite as a one-sided 12” on Sea Green vinyl with a b-side etching with an initial limited pressing of 2000 copies. The EP is also available digitally. Parasite is available worldwide on June 30th, 2017.
 

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