When I first caught wind of Atlanta's all-girl garage punkers The Coathangers a few years back, their aesthetic was goofy, sloppy, half-assed and — though plenty mirthful and fun — mostly negligible outside of drinkin'-and-partyin' time. They had a song called "Nestle in My Boobies," for shit's sake. But with their forthcoming LP Larceny and Old Lace — their third full-length, out June 7 via Suicide Squeeze — it appears as though the young ladies have grown up, branched out and rethought their "steeze," as the kids say. Arrangements are more fleshed out and instrumentation is more robust, but the casual indifference and sneering punk-rock attitude remain.
The 'Hangers will be playing The Basement on July 3, and they're offering up a free download of "Trailer Park Boneyard" off of Larceny and Old Lace. Hear it below. The primary reason I'm posting, however, is to share The Coathangers' mildly (read: very) unsettling video for "Hurricane," which you can see above. Sidelong glances, surgeon's masks, sinister locales, inconsistent lighting, et cetera.