Published Jan 09, 2014Atlanta garage rock crew the Coathangers have apparently gone through a few changes since issuing 2011's Larceny and Old Lace and will premiere their trimmed-down three-piece lineup on the upcoming Suck My Shirt.
The band's fourth full-length arrives March 18 through Suicide Squeeze and is the first LP to not feature founding keyboardist Bebe Coathanger (a.k.a. Candice Jones). The remaining lineup of bassist Minnie Coathanger (a.k.a. Meredith Franco), guitarist Crook Kid Coathanger (a.k.a. Julia Kugel) and drummer Rusty Coathanger (a.k.a. Stephanie Luke) have forged on to deliver what a press release calls a more "locked-in" Coathangers album.
The 12-song LP is said to retain the "jarring guitar riffs, raspy vocals and solid melodic hooks" of previous work, but a more pronounced art-pop influence akin to late-era Minutemen is also said to inform the effort. In addition to a host of new tunes, Suck My Shirt features "Merry Go Round," "Derek's Song," "Adderall" and "Smother," which had previously appeared on a series of split 7-inches with the likes of Nü Sensae, Heavy Cream, Audacity and Davila 666.
As previously reported, the Coathangers will be heading out on the road with fellow Atlanta act the Black Lips in March. You'll find the show info, including a Vancouver tour stop, beneath the tracklisting for Suck My Shirt.
Suck My Shirt:
1. Follow Me
2. Shut Up
3. Springfield Cannonball
4. Merry Go Round
5. Love Em and Leave Em
8. Dead Battery
10. Derek's Song
11. I Wait
01/25 Atlanta, GA - Star Bar
02/01 Atlanta, GA - Green Room
03/16 Dallas, TX - Spillover Festival
03/20 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's %
03/21 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre %
03/22 Santa Ana, CA - Burgerama @ The Observatory
03/23 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's %
03/24 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall %
03/25 Sacramento, CA - Assembly %
03/27 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre %
03/28 Seattle, WA - Neumo's %
03/29 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater %
03/30 Boise, ID - Neurolux %
03/31 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge %
04/02 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater %
04/03 Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar %
04/04 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom %
04/05 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern %
% with the Black Lips