The Coathangers: “Follow Me”
The feisty female group The Coathangers is not here to mess around, especially not with this fast paced banger titled “Follow Me,” the first single of their upcoming album Suck My Shirt from Suicide Squeeze Records.
The Atlanta group formed back in 2006 as a joke, without the knowledge of how to play a single instrument. Yet, their success is no a laughing matter; they have made a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the punk scene of the south-east. The release date for their fourth studio album is March 18, 2014, a few short days after their album release party at Star Bar in Atlanta on March 8th.
The initial jolt of the guitar gives rise to the strong temptation to stand up and start moving to the infectious beat. Despite the somewhat harsh opening chords, this lively tune starts to fully reach its potential at the first chorus which rings out “you gotta follow me follow me follow me, no hope.” The other two female rockers resonate in the background, the intense drum sequence and background chanting giving the chorus a fuller effect that the verses seem to lack.
All in all, a very catchy tune that should make women across America proud. The Coathangers have once again proven that you do not have to be a dude to rock hard. Be sure to catch them while on tour and download the upcoming album, its release set for March 18th.
2/1: Green Room – Athens, GA
3/8: Star Bar – Atlanta, GA (RECORD RELEASE)
3/16: Spillover Fest – Dallas, TX
3/17- 3/19: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/20: Pappy and Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA #
3/21: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA #
3/22: Burgerama Fest – Santa Ana, CA
3/23: Don Quixote’s – Felton, CA #
3/24: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #
3/25: Assembly – Sacramento, CA #
3/27: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC #
3/28: Neumo’s – Seattle, WA #
3/29: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR #
3/30: Neurolux – Boise, ID #
3/31: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT #
4/2: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO #
4/3: Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM #
4/4: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ #
4/5: Belly Up Tavern – San Diego, CA #
# – w/ The Black Lips