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The Coathangers releasing live album (watch the “Hurricane” video)

The Coathangers Live

Atlanta garage punks The Coathangers are releasing their first-ever live album, simply titled LIVE, on June 1 via Suicide Squeeze (pre-order). It was recorded across two nights at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach last November, which were free shows “replete with magicians, tarot card readings, burlesque dancers, palm readers, and a giant paper mache rabbit for photo-ops.” It’s a career-spanning collection of songs, from their 2007 self-titled debut through 2017’s Parasite EP. “It’s like our anthology… our entire career in 38 minutes,” said guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel. The show was recorded by Dylan Ely and front-of-house engineer Eric Huff, and Kugel’s husband Scott Montoya mixed it in their new home studio.

Along with the album’s release, The Coathangers are also putting out some live videos from those Alex’s Bar shows, and we’re premiering the one for “Hurricane” from 2011’s Larceny & Old Lace. “This song is based on a friend of ours from New Orleans who was similar to a lot of our friends, and us, at the time. Just full of crazy energy and strong, and sometimes dangerous in ways. Yet still empowering! It’s one of my favorite songs because it’s so creepy and sort of evil, yet still really fun to sing,” said drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke. Watch below.

The Coathangers recently wrapped up a run supporting their labelmates Minus the Bear’s Planet of Ice 10th anniversary, which we caught in Brooklyn (pics), and The Coathangers have a headlining tour coming up. All dates are listed below.

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The Coathangers — 2018 Tour Dates
TUE MAY 29 – New Brunswick GA, Tipsy McSway’s
WED MAY 30 – Jacksonville FL, Jack Rabbits
FRI JUN 1 – Tampa FL, Crowbar
SAT JUN 2 – Gainesville FL, High Dive
SUN JUN 3 – Pensacola FL, Vinyl Music Hall
TUE JUN 5 – New Orleans LA, Santos
WED JUN 6 – Houston TX, White Oak Music Hall
THU JUN 7 – Austin TX, Barracuda
FRI JUN 8 – San Antonio TX, Jack Rabbit
SAT JUN 9 – Dallas TX, Club Dada
SUN JUN 10 – Oklahoma City OK, 89th Street
TUE JUN 12 – Kansas City MO, Record Bar
WED JUN 13 – Davenport IA, Raccoon Motel
THU JUN 14 – DeKalb IL, The House Cafe
FRI JUN 15 – Indianapolis IN, The Hi-Fi
SAT JUN 16 – Nashville TN, The Basement
THU OCT 18 – Leeds UK, Hyde Park Book Club
FRI OCT 19 – London UK, Moth Club
SAT OCT 20 – Birmingham UK, Actress & Bishop
SUN OCT 21 – Brighton UK, Sticky Mikes
TUE OCT 23 – Roubaix FR, La Cave aux Poètes
WED OCT 24 – Utrecht NL, DB’s
TUE OCT 25 – Copenhagen DK, Stengade
FRI OCT 26 – Gothenburg SE, Oceanen
SAT OCT 27 – Stockholm SE, Bar Brooklyn
SUN OCT 28 – Malmo SE, Plan B
WED OCT 31 – Berlin DE, Urban Spree
THU NOV 1 – Hamburg DE, Nochwache
FRI NOV 2 – Leipzig SE, Conne Island
SUN NOV 4 – Vienna AT, Arena
MON NOV 5 – Munich DE, Kranhalle
TUE NOV 6 – Nurnberg DE, Club Stereo
WED NOV 7 – Karlsruhe DE, Alte Hackerei
FRI NOV 9 – Charleroi BE, Eden
MON NOV 12 – Paris FR, Supersonic
TUE NOV 13 – Angers FR, Le Chabada
THU NOV 15 – San Sebastián ES, Gastropote Market
FRI NOV 16 – Madrid ES, Wurlitzer Ballroom
SAT NOV 17 – Lisbon PT, Sabotage

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