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Watch the Coathangers Solve a Jazz Age Murder Mystery in ‘Derek’s Song’ Video

The Coathangers

Earlier this year, the Coathangers released “Derek’s Song,” the lead track on a split 7-inch single with Suicide Squeeze labelmates Nü Sensae. As the all-girl punk crew tells it, the tattered bouncer is about the loss of their “very good friend,” Seattle musician Derek Shepherd, who died last year and can be seen in this photo with the Coathangers. Fitting, then, that the track’s just-released video is plagued with death. The black-and-white clip — directed by Mike Moore (who also helmed the band’s “Hurricane” and “Trailer Park Boneyard” videos), with production handled by Studio 8 — finds the Atlanta garage rock queens getting decadent in a hotel room. Champagne flows, cocaine is snorted, and bathroom hook-ups are initiated, but soon enough the bodies start to pile up. Watch it above, and find upcoming tour dates below.

Coathangers 2013 tour dates: 

July 11 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
July 12 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
July 13 – Miami, FL @ Will Call
July 15 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
July 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
July 17 – St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s
August 20 – Asheville, NC @ Broadway’s
August 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Upstairs
August 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
August 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Paper Box
August 24 – Boston, MA @ Roggie’s
August 27 – Washington, D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong
August 28 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
August 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Shiprocked @ Snug Harbor
August 30 – Athens, GA @ Green Room