The Coathangers assaults the East Coast with a don’t-miss-it live show. Band hits NYC for Halloween amid press praise, magazine covers and all around general chaos. Message to The Donnas: Bring it on!

The Coathangers assaults the East Coast with a don’t-miss-it live show. Band hits NYC for Halloween amid press praise, magazine covers and all around general chaos. Message to The Donnas: Bring it on!

“‘Don’t Touch My Shit’ is the jam. When the singer Shrieks, “Don’t touch my SHIIIIIIIIIIT!” it really makes you not want to touch her shit.” – Vice

“Simple, powerful punk-rock party anthems infused with giddy, girly energy that sways between juvenilia and avant-garde primitivism.” – Creative Loafing

“…a joyously lobbed spitwad of sexy screeches and scratches. It isn’t all punky abandon, though. ‘Wreckless Boy’ brushes up on vintage Rough Trade dubbiness before bursting into a pep-rally chorus. ‘Bloody Shirt’ tickles tenderly. And ‘Nestle In My Bobbies’ is a Casio-stabbed sleaze anthem that Gravy Train!!!! would be proud to call its own.” – The Onion

The Coathangers has quickly become Atlanta’s most talked about new band and with its recently launched tour, the chatter is spreading throughout the nation. The Dirty South’s premier ladies graced the cover of August’s Southeast Performer Magazine, were recently named’s “Band of The Day”, were the subject of a fashionable spread in Atlanta Magazine (suitable for parents and family alike), and also grabbed five or ten pages in Atlanta’s monthly music tome Stomp and Stammer. The love just keeps on coming The Coathangers’ way. Put your arms around them when the band rolls through your town along its East coast trek supporting its debut album on Rob’s House Records. Scoll down for dates.

More about The Coathangers:

Since July of 2006 Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals), Candice Jones (keyboard/vocals) and Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) have hammered out a bat cave crunk-punk dirge that explodes with energy and creativity. Don’t be fooled by playful early song titles, like “Nestle In My Boobies” and “Don’t Touch My Shit.” These women are real deal feminists, armed with a brash and irreverent sense of humor. They’re more likely to be caught cracking jokes with Andrew W.K. than sharing tea and vegan cookies with Kathleen Hannah’s crew. Simply put, The Coathangers get the party started. They say what they want to say, do what they want to do, and they write songs because they want to have fun.

Imagine if you will a marriage of The Beastie Boys circa Some Old Bullshit and The Slits when they were still a punk band and you’re in the right ballpark. The group’s manic pep rally chants in “Wreckless Boy” morph into the sneering caterwauls of “Tonya Harding” over simple and powerful rhythmic plods. “Bloody Shirt” transcends the power of three-chord tension with the sounds of ratchets and a sparkling piano slurring to the tune of heartbreak and revelation. And an accordion has never channeled so much punk melancholy as it does in “The Missing Letter.” Jones found the toy accordion in a Texas gas station for ten dollars, and the song is a very personal one about Kugel’s grandmother, sung half in Russian and half in English. She tells Stomp and Stammer, “When I wrote the lyrics, I didn’t want them to sound like a seven-year-old wrote them. I only got the education of a seven-year-old in Russia, so I didn’t want them to sound trite. But this Russian friend of a friend was like, ‘Oh, the lyrics are really good!’ So that made me feel proud.”

The Coathangers Live:

10/30 Boston, MA PAs Lounge
10/31 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
11/01 New York, NY Death By Audio
11/03 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
11/04 Detroit, MI Lager House
11/05 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
11/06 Chicago, IL Ronny’s
11/07 Lafayette, IN Zooleger’s
11/08 Nashville, TN The Basement
11/09 Memphis, TN Murphy’s
11/10 New Orleans, LA Saturn Bar
11/11 Mobile, AL Blind Mule
11/12 Orlando, FL Peacock Room
11/14 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn

The Coathangers Tracklisting:

Stream The Album HERE

01. “Why This Record” Intro
02. Tonya Harding
03. Wreckless Boy
04. Haterade
05. “A Real Honey”
06. Shut The Fuck Up (MP3)
07. Parking Lot (
08. Buckhead Betty
09. Don’t Touch My Shit! (
10. “Roll Dem Dice”
11. Parchezzi
12. Where The Hell Were You?
13. “Fatty Pad”
14. Nestle In My Boobies
15. Bloody Shirt
16. The Missing Letter
17. “Larger Success” Outro

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