The Coathangers Announce First Live Album

Thirteen years of head-banging, riff-heavy tunes, and the energetic turbulence that is their live shows, the Atlanta garage-punk rockers the Coathangers are releasing a live album. After five full-length albums, the Coathangers sought to capture the mosh-pit inducing frenzies that are their live shows. The product is The Coathangers: LIVE, which will be out June 1 on Suicide Squeeze.


The live  album was recorded at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, California,as a result of a pairing of shows which the the band called, The Coathangers: 2 Nights of Magic and consisted of a free two-night stand replete with magicians, tarot card readings, burlesque dancers, palm readers, and a giant paper mache rabbit for photo-ops.

“It’s kinda trippy, this record,” says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel aka Crook Kid Hanger in a press release. “It’s like our anthology… our entire career in 38 minutes.” She continued to say, “I love the way it sounds. It’s pumped me up for the next record! It sounds how we’ve never been able to sound on our studio albums… LIVE! Our live shows are who we really are so this is kind of our first record.”

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Julia Kugel playing with the Coathangers during the Burger-A-GoGo festival in Portland, OR. Photo by Antonio Villasenor-Baca

Dylan Ely and front-of-house engineer Eric Huff, with Kugel’s husband Scott Montoya were in charge of the mixing. The album features music from the entirety of the band’s discography, ranging from their debut self-titled album to 2017’s Parasite EP.

The album will be available on digital formats, cassette, and vinyl with a limited edition pressing on tri-colored vinyl limited to 1,500 copies.

Read the Interviews Con Safos Magazine did with the Coathangers.

The Coathangers Upcoming Tour Dates:

FRI APR 20 – Orlando FL, The Beacham Theatre*
SAT APR 21 – Atlanta GA, Center Stage*
SUN APR 22 – Charlotte NC, Neighborhood Theatre*
TUE APR 24 – Boston MA, Royale NightClub*
WED APR 25 – Asbury Park NJ, The Stone Pony*
THU APR 26 – Brooklyn NY, Warsaw*
FRI APR 27 – New York NY, Irving Plaza*
SAT APR 28 – Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory *
SUN APR 29 – Washington DC, Black Cat*
TUE MAY 1 – Buffalo NY, Town Ballroom*
WED MAY 2 – Cincinnati OH, Bogart’s*
THU MAY 3 – Pontiac MI, The Crofoot*
FRI MAY 4 – Chicago IL, House of Blues*
SAT MAY 5 – St. Louis MO, Ready Room*
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
* with Minus the Bear

By Antonio Villasenor-Baca

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