Sunday 26 February 2017
The Coathangers - Parasite
One of my favourite songs of 2017 so far is a new one by Atlanta all female trio The Coathangers. They formed as a 4 piece in 2006 but following the departure in 2013 of keyboard player Bebe Coathanger slimmed down to the current line up of Crook Kid Coathanger (Julia Kugel) (vocals/guitar), Minnie Coathanger (Meredith Franco) (bass/vocals) and Rusty Coathanger (Stephanie Luke) (drums/vocals). They've released 4 albums on Suicide Squeeze Records plus a bunch of singles and split releases, you can check out their music here : https://thecoathangers.bandcamp.com/music.
They're currently in the middle of a mammoth North American tour and they'll follow that up in early summer with a few festival dates in Europe. You can get more details here : http://thecoathangers.com/.
Released to coincide with the tour is the new song you'll find below. Intended as "an allegory for what we are witnessing in our country" this is an expression of frustration called Parasite.....