The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze Records) 2016
Eclectic, blistering and unexpected, Nosebleed Weekend goes beyond their irreverent punk garage rock. Full of contagious singalong hooks, loud-fast-quiet-loud-noisy repetitive vocal refrain, with influences ranging from Bikini Kill to Kim Gordon’s Free Kitten sing alike, the result is a heavy dose of stripped-down pop anthems, 70’s garage and 90’s messy grunge. Songs like “Squeeki Tiki” and “Excuse Me?” are delicious different and get stuck in your head for days, “Perfume” and “Make It Right” are pure rock anthems. The Coathangers level up their game and these fourteen in-your-face songs are a shining triumph. Recorded in California’s North Hollywood at the legendary Valentine Recording Studios with Nic Jodoin, Nosebleed Weekend is The Coathangers’ best work to date, everything about this album is bigger and ballsy.