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Hear the Coathangers’ Insatiable, Bittersweet Garage-Rock Elegy ‘Derek’s Song’

Limited-edition split single with Nü Sensae is out soon

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // February 14, 2013

The Coathangers have always understood that you can communicate more by throwing a party than giving a speech. Atlanta’s back-alley rock queens started out “Gettin’ Mad and Pumpin’ Iron” and commanding someone to “Nestle in My Boobies,” but when 2011’s Larceny & Lace wasn’t summoning a “Hurricane,” it was showing a band increasingly comfortable in the eye of the storm: The raspy “Jaybird,” for instance, paid rambunctious tribute to the late Jay Reatard. “Derek’s Song,” from the band’s March 5 split single with Suicide Squeeze labelmates Nü Sensae, comes after the death last year of Seattle musician Derek Shepherd, seen here in a photo with the Coathangers. Once again, they mask their pain well, bashing out an upbeat garage-pop rollicker about how, as drummer Stephanie Luke roars here, “It’s never enough.” Once again, they leave us always wanting more.

Coathangers tour dates:
March 7 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
March 8 – Tallahassee, FL @ Retrofit Records
March 10 – Denton, TX @ 35 Denton Music Festival
March 11 – McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair II @ Thirsty Monkey
March 12-March 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 17 – Dallas, TX @ Sandbar Cantina @ Spillover Festival
March 19 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
March 24 – Rostock, Germany @ Zwischenbrau *
March 25 – Hamburg, Germany @ Ubel & Gefaehrlich *
March 27- Groningen, Holland @ Vera *
March 30 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island *
April 1 – Düsseldorf, Germany @ Zakk *
April 2 – Bielefeld, Germany @ Forum *
April 4 – Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway @ John Dee *
April 7 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser *
April 9 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra *
April 10 – Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima *
April 11 – Wroclaw, Poland @ Firlej *
April 12 – Munich, Germany @ Theaterfabrik *
April 13 – Vienna, Austria @ WUK *
April 15 – Wil, Switzerland @ Gare de Lion *
April 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte *
April 17 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie *
April 19 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2/3 *
April 20 – Glasgow, UK @ SW3 *
April 21 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms *
April 22 – Cardiff, UK @ The Great Hall 2 *
April 23 – Bristol, UK @ Academy *
April 24 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms *
April 25 – London, UK @ Islington Academy *

* with Trail of Dead