1/31/2018

The Coathangers perform at Warsaw on April 26th and again at Irving Plaza on the 27th supporting Minus The Bear!

The Coathangers return to New York for two nights of shows supporting Minus The Bear! They're at Warsaw on April 26th and again at Irving Plaza on the 27th.

Watch their newest video for "Drifter" off their new EP,Parasite, that's out now on 
Suicide Squeeze Records:
Tour Dates:
02.19.18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
02.21.18 – Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
02.22.18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
02.23.18 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
02.24.18 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
02.26.18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
02.27.18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
03.01.18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
03.02.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
03.03.18 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
03.16.18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada for Not So Fun Weekend 2018
04.20.18 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre*
04.21.18 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*
04.22.18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre*
04.24.18 – Boston, MA @ Royale NightClub*
04.25.18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony*
04.26.18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw*
04.27.18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
04.28.18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
04.29.18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
05.01.18 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*
05.02.18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
05.03.18 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot*
05.04.18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
05.05.18 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room*
* with Minus the Bear

 
PRAISE FOR PARASITE:
Parasite, the five-track tease, is a huge step forward for these badass babes, and reflects some new developments to their nuanced song craft while staying true to their unbridled, grimy, and raw as fuck tendencies.” What Youth

“…calls back to various different eras in the band’s run.” Stereogum

“It's a brilliant blast of punk fun, tempered with a serious message.” The Line of Best Fit

“…a perfect piece of hooky garage pop so catchy, you don’t realize you’re humming it half an hour later.” Paste on “Captain’s Dead”

Parasite welcomes the listener to be part of The Coathangers' 'us against the world' spirit, rather than pushing the listener away.” Drunken Werewolf

“Listen to this when you’re mad about anything, but especially politics, which should mean you’re listening to this daily.” The Grey Estates

“The fact is, the Coathangers are in their prime.” Punk News

“A louder and arguably more sinister counterpart to the band’s 2016 album Nosebleed Weekend…” The Skinny

“More proof Rock n’ Roll isn’t quite dead; just not the boy’s club it once was.” SoundBlab
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, I just 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.

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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