It might not be a prerequisite that Stephanie Luke has to form a new band with whatever Atlanta musician she’s dating at the time, but it tends to happen more often than not, regardless. And NRCSSST – her partnership with musician/songwriter/producer Dan Dixon of electro-rock group PLS PLS and clearly a man with a vendetta… Continue reading PLS! PLS! CRNK THT NW NRCSSST LP!
Recorded at Nickel and Dime Studios, and released in the late summer of 2007 by Atlanta micro labels Rob’s House and Die Slaughterhaus, The Coathangers’ self-titled debut album captured the band in their frantic and playful introductory stages, when it was all done for silly local fun and thoughts of taking things a bit more… Continue reading The Coathangers’ First Album Repressed with Extras
The cool cats behind Brazilian garage rock/punk label Mandinga Records are big, big fans of the Subsonics… so much so that they’re releasing a four-song 7” tribute to the durable Atlanta trio this month, with a full tribute album currently slated to follow sometime in 2020. Dubbed You Didn’t Think We Could Take It!, the… Continue reading Subsonics and the Re-Telling of It
Is it possible for The Coathangers to continue surprising me? At this point, it seems unlikely, if only because I’m used to it. But with the release of their sixth full-length album, I will testify – still – that there have been few times during the past dozen-ish years that they’ve not impressed me. I… Continue reading The Coathangers – The Devil You Know
Nearly three years after they made a bold leap into maturity with Nosebleed Weekend, The Coathangers will release their freshly crafted sixth album on March 8, via longtime label Suicide Squeeze. Like that last one, The Devil You Know was tracked at Valentine Recording Studios in Laurel Canyon with producer Nic Jodoin, and looks to… Continue reading The Coathangers Announce Release of Sixth Album
The Coathangers’ tenacious touring regimen, and the resulting continual solidification and intensification of their live performances, have always been impressive. Thankfully, their shows have lost little of the playful party vibe of their early years in the ascent toward bigger crowds and heightened professionalism. And now it’s reached the point that they’re officially releasing a… Continue reading Coathangers Live Album Out June 1st
Stampeding Through the Stars: Ponderosa’s Interstellar Overdrive The contrast is alarming, between the first album and this new one. If you haven’t seen them play in a good long while, you’ll likely be shocked as well. Pleasantly so. Released in January 2011, Ponderosa’s full-length debut, Moonlight Revival, introduced a group that seemed intent on re-stoking… Continue reading Ponderosa
Right in front of everybody, The Coathangers go and change the equation from rowdy cussing heave-ho to Romeo love songs that laid the basis for their good/bad girl image, to a darker, more unhinged repertoire that makes their third record a strong follow-up to Scramble. What at first may seem a reversal of their hard… Continue reading The Coathangers – Larceny & Old Lace