The Coathangers

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The Coathangers
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Suicide Squeeze Records

Minnie Coathanger, Crook Kid Coathanger, Rusty Coathanger

(Real names, in respective order: Meredith Franco (bass/vocals), Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), and Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals)
Past members Bebe Coathanger: Candice Jones (keyboard/vocals) (2006 - 2013)

The Coathangers are a punk group from Atlanta. March 2014 saw the release of the band's fourth full length album entitled Suck My Shirt, for Suicide Squeeze Records. The most critically and commercially well received to date, the band embarked on tour dates supporting fellow Atlantans the Black Lips on the heels of the release, and continued on through 2014 with festival appearances and headline dates. In 2011, they released their third album, Larceny and Old Lace (also for Suicide Squeeze Records),[1] to generally positive reviews.[2] The band formed in 2006 as a joke. After playing a house show, they were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name was chosen for its vulgarity, an irreverent take on abortions, though all band members are pro-choice.[3] They have opened in New York City for the Black Lips.[4]


Their playfulness continues into their songs, with titles such as "Don’t Touch My Shit", "Nestle In My Boobies" and “Shut the Fuck Up.” They released a 7" record on Atlanta’s Die Slaughterhaus Records and their first full length self-titled on Rob's House Records.[5]

After taking time to tour and putting out another 7" on Seattle based Suicide Squeeze Records, the Coathangers released their second full length Scramble in April 2009. In 2011, the band released Larceny & Old Lace.[1]

In 2012, Julia of The Coathangers released a 7" record on Suicide Squeeze Records, under the name "White Woods".[6]

In 2013, it appeared that the quartet had become a trio, with Bebe Coathanger (Candice Jones) noticeably absent from shows towards the later half of the year, or from their fourth album, Suck my Shirt.[7]



  • The Coathangers (Rob's House Records, 2007)
  • Scramble (Suicide Squeeze Records, 2009)
  • Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze Records, 2011)
  • Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze Records, 2014)


  • "Whirlyball" (2007)
  • "Never Wanted You" (2007)
  • "Shake Shake" (2008)
  • "Hurricane" / "Johnny" (flexidisc) (2011)
  • "Smother" (2012)
  • "Merry Go Round" (2012)
  • "Derek's Song" (2013)
  • "Adderall" (2013)


  1. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (June 29, 2011). "On a Hot Night, Intense Frenzied Punk". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "The Coathangers: Larceny & Old Lace | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ "The Coathangers’s Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  4. ^ "The Coathangers: Boobie trapped". 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Rob's House Records - New York, NY". Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Where Did You Go | Suicide Squeeze Records". 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  7. ^ Adams, Gregory (9 January 2014). "The Coathangers Announce 'Suck My Shirt'". Exclaim!. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

Guest Appearances[edit]

  • "Aunt Lisa" From the Mastodon album "Once More 'Round the Sun" (Warner Music, 2014)

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