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The Coathangers are a punk rock band from Atlanta. The band formed in 2006 as a joke. After playing a house show, they were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name "Coathangers" refers to a method of self-induced abortion and was chosen for its irreverent vulgarity; all of the band's members are pro-choice.[1] They have opened in New York City for the Black Lips.[2]

The Coathangers
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Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Punk rock, garage punk, indie rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Suicide Squeeze Records

Minnie Coathanger, Crook Kid Coathanger, Rusty Coathanger

(Real names, in respective order: Meredith Franco (bass/vocals), Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), and Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals))
Past members Bebe Coathanger: Candice Jones (keyboard/vocals) (2006 - 2013)



Their self-assertiveness continues into their songs, with titles such as "Don’t Touch My Shit", "Nestle In My Boobies" and “Shut the Fuck Up.” They released a 7" record on Atlanta’s Die Slaughterhaus Records and their first full length self-titled on Rob's House Records.[3]

After taking time to tour and putting out another 7" on Seattle based Suicide Squeeze Records, the Coathangers released their second full length Scramble in April 2009.

In 2011, they released their third album, Larceny and Old Lace (also for Suicide Squeeze Records),[4] to generally positive reviews.[5]

In 2012, Julia of The Coathangers released a 7" record on Suicide Squeeze Records, under the name "White Woods".[6]

In 2013, it appeared that the quartet had become a trio, with Bebe Coathanger (Candice Jones) noticeably absent from shows towards the later half of the year, or from their fourth album, Suck my Shirt.[7]

March 2014 saw the release of the band's fourth full-length album entitled Suck My Shirt, for Suicide Squeeze Records. The most critically and commercially well received to date, the band embarked on tour dates supporting fellow Atlantans the Black Lips on the heels of the release, and continued on through 2014 with festival appearances and headline dates.

On April 15, 2016 the band released their fifth studio full-length entitled Nosebleed Weekend.[1] Nosebleed Weekend debuted at #149 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top 200 sales charts (and #6 on the Top New Artist Albums and #4 on the Alternative New Artist Albums chart). Among the press highlights of the release were two separate appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly [2]. The band quickly hit the road with the seminal punk band Refused for a tour of the U.S. in May and June 2016 "[3]", and plan on touring through 2017 in support of the new album.

On June 30th, 2017, The Coathangers released Parasite EP on Suicide Squeeze Records. The five-track EP includes an alternate version of "Down Down" from the band's 2016 album Nosebleed Weekend.




  • "Whirlyball" (2007)
  • "Never Wanted You" (2007)
  • "Shake Shake" (2008)
  • "Hurricane" / "Johnny" (flexidisc) (2011)
  • "Smother" (2012)
  • "Merry Go Round" (2012)
  • "Derek's Song" (2013)
  • "Adderall" (2013)


  1. ^ "The Coathangers’s Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ "The Coathangers: Boobie trapped". 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Rob's House Records - New York, NY". Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  4. ^ Caramanica, Jon (June 29, 2011). "On a Hot Night, Intense Frenzied Punk". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "The Coathangers: Larceny & Old Lace | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Where Did You Go | Suicide Squeeze Records". 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  7. ^ Adams, Gregory (9 January 2014). "The Coathangers Announce 'Suck My Shirt'". Exclaim!. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

Guest appearancesEdit

  • "Aunt Lisa" From the Mastodon album "Once More 'Round the Sun" (Warner Music, 2014)

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