The Coathangers will mark their ten-year anniversary as a band by releasing their fifth studio album, Nosebleed Weekend on April 15, 2016 through Seattle indie label Suicide Squeeze.
Nosebleed Weekend comes on the heels of the band’s highly-praised 2014 release Suck My Shirt. They toured non-stop for eighteen months on Suck My Shirt, with appearances at festivals including Riot Fest, Burgerama, TBD Fest, Sled Island, Festival d’été de Québec and Capitol Hill Block Party; and toured with bands such as The Black Lips and The Growlers.
Kim Gordon even named their May 2015 show at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown, CA as #1 on her Top 10 List of 2015 in Artform Magazine (Dec 2015)!
Nosebleed Weekend is the first album the band has made outside of Atlanta, and was recorded in North Hollywood at Valentine Recording studios with Nic Jodoin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). “The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby both recorded there!” Kugel says excitedly (as did Frank Zappa!). Nosebleed Weekend was the first session at Valentine Recording Studios since 1979, when acclaimed producer Jimmy Valentine decided to suddenly shutter its doors without explanation. He left everything intact, including the custom built MCI soundboard, vintage mics, and myriad priceless gear. The studio was a virtual time capsule for more than thirty years, until Valentine passed away and his family inherited the building and its contents. “It was an amazing experience, not to mention a ghostly one too. The studio had been custom built by Jimmy Valentine and he was very protective of his passion. It sounds weird, but his spirit was there, checking in on us and fucking with us a bit.”
The Coathangers are the trio Julia Kugel (guitar/vocal), Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) and Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals).