Punk squad The Coathangers have released yet another catchy, frenetic banger in the form of “Follow Me,” the first single from their latest album, Suck My Shirt.
Punk squad The Coathangers have released yet another catchy, frenetic banger in the form of “Follow Me,” the first single from their latest album, Suck My Shirt. The chorus is extremely catchy, with drummer Bebe Coathanger’s high-pitched rasp commanding the listener, “Take my lead,” overtop of “whoah-oh” chants during the chorus. However, the light, catchy nature of the track does not mean the sound of the track leans toward an “all-girl band” retro-style act like the sugary pop punk of The Donnas. Rather, they conjure a less vitriolic, sillier Iggy & The Stooges with their stripped-down, roughly recorded instrumentation.
In a hilarious, but somehow fitting twist, the video features the members of Mastodon (fellow Atlantans… Atlantists… ATLiens?) acting as the members of The Coathangers, dressing in comically unconvincing wigs and dresses. Although Mastodon is undoubtedly one of the most prominent, successful, active metal bands in America, they are not above hamming it up for a video with a much smaller band like The Coathangers. Yep, this video has everything: crossdressing, punk rock, a horse costume, and even a twist ending. That should keep Richmond fans placated until the band’s Strange Matter appearance with Suicide Squeeze label mates Audacity on Tuesday, April 22nd. Stream and buy the new record, Suck My Shirt, here, and check out RVA Mag’s interview with The Coathangers from the last time they were in town here. Tickets to the April 22 show are $10 in advance, and can be ordered here: https://coathangin.eventbrite.com/ For more info on the show, click here.
By Cody Endres