Published Jan 20, 2016Atlanta-bred trio the Coathangers have returned to beat us around with another collection of garage rock cuts, which they are calling Nosebleed Weekend. Their fifth full-length album pours out in full April 15 via longtime label Suicide Squeeze.
The follow-up to 2014's Suck My Shirt, Nosebleed Weekend is the second album to feature the pared-down lineup of guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel, bassist/vocalist Meredith Franco and drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke.
A press release notes that while early efforts mined "cheeky no-wave and irreverent garage rock," the act have worked in "hip-shakin' classic rock, soulful country ballads and golden oldies pop" into their repertoire over the years.
They continue to evolve on Nosebleed Weekend, a record reportedly half-inspired by Kugel's recent move to California. The album was recorded at North Hollywood, CA's Valentine Recording Studios with producer Nic Jodoin.
"We always say that each record is a snapshot of our life at the time," Kugel said in a statement. "As far as style... it's just what came out of us at that point."
The album is said to flex Heart-style songwriting on opener "Perfume," while "Dumb Baby" apparently taps into the "gritty" garage punk of the Murder City Devils and "Down Down" explores grunge.
Down below, you'll find a stream of the first single, "Make it Right," which has Luke handling lead vocals.
Pre-orders are up now through Suicide Squeeze. Fittingly the initial vinyl run presses the album onto 1,000 copies on "blood splatter" vinyl and another 1,000 on "bruisy"-coloured wax, while another 1,000 comes served on a variant dubbed "too bright."
Additionally, the first 150 people to order the vinyl via Suicide Squeeze will receive a first aid kit that contains an autographed surgical mask, tampon, condom, button, scratch and sniff sticker, lollipop, and "custom bandaid dispenser." You can find out more over here.
2. Dumb Baby
3. Squeeki Tiki
4. Excuse Me?
5. Make It Right
6. Nosebleed Weekend
7. Watch Your Back
8. Burn Me
9. I Don't Think So
10. Down Down
12. Had Enough