On their new album Suck My Shirt, Atlanta punks the Coathangers manage to have it all. It's well-recorded, well-written, and teeming with both force and emotional depth. The Coathangers' debut album had a song called "Shut the Fuck Up", and the elements were few: a tom-heavy thwack, brief guitar stabs, and a basic keyboard melody. The lyrics, like so many others by the Atlanta punks, are aggressive: "You said I broke your heart and you’ll never love again/ Let’s tell the truth you only like the way I give head. Then, the full band screams along the chorus: "Well grow up, and then shut the fuck up!" Seven years later, on Suck My Shirt, they've got a song on the album called, simply, "Shut Up". The message here.
The Coathangers’ eponymous 2007 album was a rowdy, ramshackle, and infectious debut. The album’s intoxicating revelry gained traction outside of Georgia, eventually leading to a record deal with Seattle’s Suicide Squeeze Records and the band’s first forays into national touring.
The album’s 10 tracks remain bratty and boisterous, but there’s reason to suspect that this time around the Coathangers are taking snotty somewhat more seriously. While the Coathangers exhibit shades of thematic growth on Suck My Shirt, much remains the same for the band.
Artist: The Coathangers. Album: Suck My Shirt. Previously on NewAlbumReleases. net: March 7, 2019 - The Coathangers – The Devil You Know (2019). May 31, 2018 - The Coathangers – Live (2018). April 15, 2016 - The Coathangers – Nosebleed Weekend (2016).
Suck My Shirt is the fourth full-length for The Coathangers. It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist Crook Kid (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow M. It’s a classic Coathangers tune with Stephanie Luke's raspy vocals belted out over their signature ragged garage-rock. segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent dissonant guitar.
Long-time keyboardist Candice Jones (Bebe Coathanger), left the band amicably in 2013. This happened about three years ago, and it wasn't on bad terms," explains Stephanie Luke of the exit. Candice just wanted to go on to pursue college and other things. March 2014 saw the release of the band's fourth full-length album entitled Suck My Shirt, for Suicide Squeeze Records. The most critically and commercially well received to date, the band embarked on tour dates supporting fellow Atlantans the Black Lips on the heels of the release, and continued on through 2014 with festival appearances and headline dates.