The Coathangers, “Derek's Song”

The Coathangers recently released a split 7" with Suicide Squeeze labelmates Nü Sensae featuring a song called "Derek's Song" that touches on the untimely death of a close friend. The song may be dark in subject, but the straightforward, crispy hi-tension beats and its accompanying organ chords make it push forward at a breakneck, pop-dense speed. The Coathangers delivered a Mike Moore-directed video for "Derek's Song" today that mimics this vibe exactly: a subtly light time-warped party that looks fun and freewheeling, until things go ever so wrong. The black-and-white footage and the old school costumes make the storyline feel campy in all the right ways.

The Coathangers are now on tour and you can catch them play their garage-rock stunners at these places:

06 – Atlanta GA, The Earl
11 – Tampa FL, New World Brewery
12 – Orlando FL, The Backbooth
13 – Miami FL, Will Call
15 – Gainesville FL, The Atlantic
16 – Jacksonville FL, Jack Rabbits
17 – St. Augustine FL, Nobby’s
20 – Asheville NC, Broadway’s
21 – Baltimore MD, Ottobar Upstairs
22 – Philadelphia PA, Kung Fu Necktie
23 – Brooklyn NY, The Paper Box
24 – Brighton MA, Roggie’s
27 – Washington DC, Comet Ping Pong
28 – Richmond VA, Strange Matter
29 – Charlotte NC, Shiprocked @ Snug Harbor
30 – Athens GA, Green Room