Atlantic-based punk trio The Coathangers have released a new video for the song “Drive,” off their latest album Suck My Shirt.
The Coathangers, an atlantic-based all-girl punk trio, have released a new music video for their song “Drive,” off their latest album Suck My Shirt, which was released in June.
According to a recent press release, the footage for the video was shot on the band members GoPro cameras from their time touring through Mexico, California, Switzerland, Spain, and France. The video features multiple rag dolls, shots behind the stage, and the band’s van set to their simple hook melodies and grunge guitars.
The band formed in 2006 as a joke, with four women deciding that the musician life was for them, before having learned an instrument. According to Dying Scene, the band started as an excuse to play at parties and have a good time. The band name, The Coathangers, is a joke in of itself, and a self-admittedly crude abortion reference.
While the band has refined their sound over the years, they’ve keep their fun attitude with album titles like their most recent, Suck My Shirt, a reference to a tequila-related incidence in the recording studio. Their songs also contain the party-attitude of their albums, with songs like “Don’t Touch My Shit,” “Nestle In My Boobies,” and “Shut the Fuck Up.”
The band’s first self-titled 2007 album was released on Rob’s House Records. Their subsequent three albums Scramble (2009), Larceny and Old Lace (2011), and Suck My Shirt (2014), were released by their current label Suicide Squeeze Records.
The Coathangers have toured with bands like The Thermals, Mika Miko, These Arms Are Snakes, and Young Widows, and have opened for fellow Atlanta natives The Black Lips, which helped them reach a wider fan base.
In 2013, the quartet became a trio when Bebe Coathanger (Candice Jones) left the group before the release of their last album, Suck My Shirt.
In a recent interview with Connect Savannah, bassist Meredith Franco said about recording their latest album,
“[It] was different, because we didn’t want to sound empty without the keyboards. So I think we all felt like we had to kind of step up our game. Which was kind of a natural progression anyway. So we would all add more vocals, or I would try to make my parts not more complicated, but maybe bigger.”
A couple of the band members, who live in east-Atlanta’s bohemian district, work in a clothing store, while another works in a bar they frequently play at. While they plan to tour extensively the rest of the year, the DIY punks still have their day jobs back home.
Their latest video for “Drive,” kicks off their Burger Records’ Caravan of Stars Tour, joined by Cherry Glazerr and Together Pangea, which begins October 23rd in Minneapolis.