Coathangers Do That All-Gal Group Thang

 

 

Best band outta Atlanta all year, we say.

 

By Blurt
Staff

 

Atlanta’s Coathangers have a handful of
live dates lined up prior to the April 7th release of new album Scramble on Suicide Squeeze.  Dates include a February residency at Star
Bar in Atlanta
and several shows opening for These Arms Are Snakes before making a stop at
SXSW.  

 

 

In
less than three years, The Coathangers, Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), Stephanie
Luke (drums/vocals), Candice Jones (keyboard/vocals), and Meredith Franco
(bass/vocals) have grown from a band of girlfriends buying the cheapest
instruments an Atlanta
pawn shop could offer, to a group of formidable, adaptable performers. The
quartet has shared the stage or toured with bands such as Deerhunter, Atlas
Sound, Jay Reatard, The Strange Boys , The Black Lips and The Vivian Girls
among others.

 

 

As their label puts it, “You could look at them and think they’re this
way or that, but they will not conform. 
These are four really different people who have bonded beyond the point
of just being friends. You might think you can pin them down, but they don’t
care.  Their fashion isn’t contrived,
their music feels like music for music’s sake because that’s exactly what it is
natural, voluntary, spontaneous, impulsive, intuitive and entirely better for
it.”

 

 

Meanwhile,
as BLURT puts it in our forthcoming review of the album, “Raw but
self-assured, its finger-in-the-socket electricity channeled through
rambunctious melodies… full of dizzy yelps and fritzed-out cheerleader chants and,
just to prove they can do it, a couple of sweet, girl-group ballads. Fun stuff.”

 

 

 

 

THE COATHANGERS
TOUR DATES:

 

 

WED FEB 18
– Atlanta GA,
Star Bar

WED FEB 25
– Atlanta GA,
Star Bar

WED MAR 11
– Washington DC, Rock & Roll Hotel #*

THU MAR 12
– Charlotte NC,
The Milestone #*

FRI MAR 13
– Atlanta GA,
Drunken Unicorn #^

SAT MAR 14 –
Gainesville FL, Common Grounds #^

SUN MAR 15
– Orlando FL,
The Social #*^

TUE MAR 17
– Houston TX,
The Mink

WED MAR 18
– Austin TX,
SXSW, (Red Eyed Fly, Suicide Squeeze Showcase)

THU MAR
19-21 Austin
TX, SXSW

SUN MAR 22
– Dallas TX,
The Lounge w/ Wavves, Abe Vigoda

SAT APR 4 –
Atlanta GA,
The Earl, Record Release!

MON MAY 11
– Atlanta GA,
The Eyedrum w/ Calvin Johnson

 

# with
These Arms Are Snakes

* with All
The Saints

^ with
Young Widows

 

 

 

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