New Video: JOVM Mainstays, The Coathangers Return with 60s Girl Group Inspired Visuals and Sounds for New Single “Down Down”

If you’ve been frequenting this site over the past few years, you may be familiar with Atlanta-based trio  and JOVM mainstay act The Coathangers. And in the decade plus since their formation, the band has released five full-length albums,  has gone on a number of lengthy North American and European tours, which have firmly cemented their reputation for writing incredibly catchy yet scuzzy punk rock — and for unruly and wild live shows. Interestingly, the material off the band’s most recent effort, 2016’s Nosebleed Weekend continues along the same lines as 2014’s Suck My Shirt as the material generally possesses a similar primal simplicity with the material meshing elements of garage rock, surfer rock and punk rock and anthemic hooks.

“Down Down” Nosebleed Weekend‘s latest single will further cement the band’s reputation for crafting incredibly catchy hook in a song that possesses an obvious studio sheen — but without removing the scuzzy and primal feel of the album’s previously released material; in fact, “Down Down” possesses a mosh pit-ready feel while pairing it with a 60s girl group-leaning harmonies and layers of distorted and towering guitar chords.

Directed by Matt Odom, the recently released music video for “Down Down” interestingly enough draws from old footage and videos of 60s girls groups playing on American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show and others complete with the members of the band singing and playing in front of psychedelic and art school projects  — but with a clean, hyper-modern feel.

The trio will be on tour throughout the summer and fall, including a July 12, 2016 stop at New York’s Bowery  Ballroom. Check out tour dates below/

THU JUL 7 – Asheville NC, Mothlight
FRI JUL 8 – Baltimore MD, Windup Space
SAT JUL 9 – Washington DC, Comet Ping Pong
SUN JUL 10 – Philadelphia PA, Black Box at Underground Arts
TUE JUL 12 – New York NY, Bowery Ballroom
THU JUL 14 – Boston MA, ONCE
FRI JUL 15 – Montreal QC, TRH-Bar
SAT JUL 16 – Toronto ON, Silver Dollar
SUN JUL 17 – Cleveland OH, Mahall’s
MON JUL 18 – Detroit MI, Marble Bar
TUE JUL 19 – St. Louis MO, Off Broadway
THU JUL 21 – Minneapolis MN, 7th Street Entry
FRI JUL 22 – Milwaukee WI, Cactus Club
SAT JUL 23 – Chicago IL, Beat Kitchen
SUN JUL 24 – Chicago IL, Wicker Park Fest
MON JUL 25 – Louisville KY, Zanzabar
TUE JUL 26 – Nashville TN, 12th + Porter

WED AUG 17 – Los Angeles CA, The El Rey
FRI AUG 19 – San Francisco CA, The Independent
SAT AUG 20 – Sacramento CA, Colonial Cafe
SUN AUG 21 – Reno NV, Holland Project
THU AUG 25 – Seattle WA, Neumos – Suicide Squeeze 20th Anniversary w/ Guantanamo Baywatch, Childbirth, Audacity
SAT AUG 27 – Portland OR, Project Pabst

SEP 8-10 – Raleigh NC, Hopscotch Music Festival w/ Beach House, Erykah Badu, Television and more
SEP 17-18 – Atlanta GA, Music Midtown w/ The Killers, Beck, Ke$ha and more
FRI SEP 30 – Auckland NZ, Whammy Bar

SAT OCT 1 – Christchurch NZ, Churchills Live
SUN OCT 2 – Wollongong AUS, Yours & Owls Fest
WED OCT 5 – Melbourne AUS, Northcote Social Club
THU OCT 6 – Sydney AUS, Newtown Social Club
FRI OCT 7 – Brisbane AUS, Black Bear Lodge
SAT OCT 8 – Byron Bay AUS, Great Northern