New Track from The Coathangers , ‘Captain’s Dead’

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The Coathangers return with a sling of new tour dates and a new song “Captain’s Dead” from their forthcoming ‘Parasite’ EP out June 30th. Preorder this 12″ one-sided EP on Sea Green vinyl with a B-side etching, limited to 2000 copies.

A new track from one of our favorite bands, The Coathangers is a great way to start your day. Give a listen, pre-order the new EP , we love this band, some kick ass slide guitar action going on here, and if you’re new to The Coathangers, get ready to get hooked in.

Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members’ private lives, “Parasite” is pure catharsis. “During the making of our last album, I didn’t want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, I just wanted to scream and curse.” If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band’s career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and-vinegar of their eponymous debut. And while “Wipe Out” is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act. Despite the adverse times, The Coathangers’ mastery of pop cannot be contained forever, as is evident in the EP’s single “Captain’s Dead”, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar. The journey through The Coathangers’ musical evolution leads to a revamped version of “Down Down” off 2016’s Nosebleed Weekend LP and the smoky twang of “Drifter”, in which drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke demonstrates her knack for solid Dusty Springfield-style ballads.

Parasite’s cover features an illustration of The Coathangers as sirens of the sea, an image that aptly captures the nautical themes of the EP. But the notion of The Coathangers as both mischievous and enchanting is certainly fitting too, as is evident in the alternately piercing and beguiling tracks on their latest EP. Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer Parasite as a one-sided 12” on Sea Green vinyl with a b-side etching with an initial limited pressing of 2000 copies. The EP is also available digitally. Parasite is available worldwide on June 30, 2017.

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THU MAR 9 – Visalia CA, The Cellar Door
FRI MAR 10 – San Francisco CA, Brick & Mortar
SAT MAR 11 – Oakland CA, Starline Social Club
SUN MAR 12 – Santa Rosa CA, Arlene Francis Center
MON MAR 13 – Reno NV, The Holland Project
THU MAR 16 – Eugene OR, The Boreal
FRI MAR 17 – Portland OR, Mississippi Studios
SAT MAR 18 – Vancouver BC, Fortune Sound Club
SUN MAR 19 – Seattle WA, Chop Suey
TUE MAR 21 – Spokane WA, The Observatory
THU MAR 23 – Boise ID, Treefort Music Festival
FRI MAR 24 – Salt Lake City UT, Diabolical Records
SAT MAR 25 – Las Vegas NV, The Bunkhouse Saloon
SAT APR 15 – Durham NC, Pinhook
SUN APR 16 – Richmond VA, The Camel
TUE APR 18 – Washington DC, DC9
WED APR 19 – Philadelphia PA, Ortliebs
THU APR 20 – Brooklyn NY, Sunnyvale (TICKETS)
FRI APR 21 – Brooklyn NY, Baby’s All Right (TICKETS)
SAT APR 22 – Boston MA, Brighton Music Hall
MON APR 24 – Montreal QC, L’Esco
TUE APR 25 – Toronto ON, Silver Dollar
WED APR 26 – Buffalo NY, Traf Music Hall
THU APR 27 – Pittsburgh PA, Mr. Roboto
FRI APR 28 – Baltimore MD, Metro Gallery (TICKETS)
SAT APR 29 – Charlotte NC, Reverb Fest (TICKETS)
FRI MAY 12 – Manchester UK, Night & Day (TICKETS)
SAT MAY 13 – Brighton UK, The Joker (TICKETS)
MON MAY 15 – Bristol UK, The Exchange (TICKETS)
TUE MAY 16 – Oxford UK, The Bullingdon (TICKETS)
WED MAY 17 – London UK, Oslo (TICKETS)
THU MAY 18 – Hastings UK, The Printworks (TICKETS)
FRI MAY 19 – Leicester UK, The Cookie (TICKETS)
SAT MAY 20 – Leeds UK, Gold Sounds at Brundenell Social (TICKETS)
SUN MAY 21 – Sheffield UK, The Harley (TICKETS)
TUE MAY 23 – Dixon IL, Ramsgate Music Hall
WED MAY 24 – Gent BE, Psych Over 9000
THU MAY 25 – Eindhoven NL, Stroomhuis
FRI MAY 26 – Rotterdam NL, Roodkapje, Girls Go Boom Night
SAT MAY 27 – Amsterdam NL, Pacific Park
SUN MAY 28 – Utrecht NL, dB’s
TUE MAY 30 – Hamburg DE, Molotow
WED MAY 31 – Berlin DE, Cassiopeia
THU JUN 1 – Munich DE, Orangehouse
FRI JUN 2 – Cologne DE, MTC
SAT JUN 3 – Paris FR, Le Batofar
SUN JUN 4 – Ravenna IT, Beaches Brew Festival
WED JUN 8 – Clermont FR, Ferrand Le Barraka
THU JUN 9 – Nimes FR, This is not a Love Song
FRI JUN 10 – Helsinki FI – Sideways Festival

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