Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Coathangers Release New Album and Single + Tour Dates

Today we have for you "Squeeki Tiki" from The Coathangers. The track is from their new album, Nosebleed Weekend. Check it out below.

The Coathangers released their new album Nosebleed Weekend in April 2016 via Suicide Squeeze Records.  You can pick it up HERE.

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. 
The biggest departure for Nosebleed Weekend was the recording process. While all their previous albums were recorded in Atlanta at The Living Room with Ed Rawls, their latest album found the band out in California’s North Hollywood at Valentine Recording Studios with Nic Jodoin. “The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby both recorded there!” Kugel says excitedly. “It was an amazing experience, not to mention a ghostly one too. The studio had been custom built by Jimmy Valentine and he was very protective of his passion. It sounds weird, but his spirit was there, checking in on us and fucking with us a bit.” Nosebleed Weekend was the first session at Valentine Recording Studios since Jimmy’s professional interests were diverted elsewhere in 1979. The studio doors were shut, capturing a time capsule of the LA music industry back in the ‘70s. Thinking back to the early years of The Coathangers, it’s hard to imagine the scrappy Southern ladies ever recording in a historic studio in the San Fernando Valley, but it’s a classic demonstration of what can happen when humble young punks stick to their guns.

Tour Dates

  • 05.21.16 – Denver, CO @ Project Pabst
  • 05.26.16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Refused
  • 05.27.16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Refused
  • 05.28.16 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House w/ Refused
  • 05.30.16 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up w/ Refused
  • 05.31.16 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre w/ Refused
  • 06.01.16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Refused
  • 06.03.16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Refused
  • 06.04.16 -Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Festival
  • 06.05.16 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Refused
  • 06.07.16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks at the Landing w/ Refused
  • 06.08.16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution w/ Refused
  • 06.09.16 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre w/ Refused
  • 06.11.16 – San Juan, PR @ Club 77