The Coathangers Return with 'Nosebleed Weekend'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Jan 20, 2016

Atlanta-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.

Nosebleed Weekend:

1. Perfume
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
11. Hiya
12. Had Enough
13. Copycat

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