The Coathangers are a from Atlanta, and their latest record Suck My Shirt is scheduled to be unleashed upon the world on March 18. “Unleashed” is the key word there; The Coathangers specialize in fast, kind-of-bratty garage punk and the record has taken a little while to grow on me. My favorite song on the record is Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em, where they slow down a little bit, albeit only for the first minute. This is the video for the first single, Follow Me, in which Mastodon employ some clever disguises while standing in for The Coathangers, and it’s a good time.
Revised and expanded from last week, but by no means complete. Studios and Labels in Need of Assistance: Norton Records Needs Your Help Now! Their warehouse in Red Hook got absolutely decimated. Jacob Blickenstaff has the complete low-down here. Un-Flood BK Music is taking donations to help rebuild studios and practice spaces destroyed by the storm, including Translator Audio. Things to Attend: The Musical Extravaganza to Restore Red Hook!, Nov. 21 at the Bell House, which will include a squaredance hosted by NYC Barn Dance followed by music from Rosanne Cash, Jesse Lenat, John Pinamonti and the Brotherhood of the Whiskey Spitter Rebellion, and a screening of “B61”, a new film on the bus that runs through Red Hook by Michael Buscemi. Proceeds to Restore Red Hook. [Ed note: The Bell House has a LOT of benefit shows set up. Check their listings for more!] Taking Back Sunday, collectively from Long Island, will be playing a benefit show on Nov. 25 at the Pine Belt Arena. Proceeds will go to the Toms River Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund (New Jersey). Things to Listen To: New London Fire (Asbury Park / upstate New York) is offering a free song … Continue reading