The Coathangers announce new 7″ on Suicide Squeeze and stream ‘Sex Beat’

By on November 3, 2014
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Back in 2009, Suicide Squeeze Records labelmates These Arms Are Snakes and The Coathangers teamed up for a series of tour dates on the East Coast. It was a perfect pairing: The Coathangers’ jagged catabolic garage rock and These Arms Are Snakes bleary and blighted artcore made for an evening of celebratory chaos. But These Arms Are Snakes’ seven-year run came to an abrupt end a few months later, leaving a final unfinished recording-a cover of Lost Sounds’ “Energy Drink & The Long Walk Home”-gathering dust in the vaults. In the five years since the Snakes’ dissolution, The Coathangers have toured relentlessly on their three albums for Suicide Squeeze; releasing a slew of split 7″s with various road comrades along the way. Though These Arms Are Snakes remain broken up, the finishing touches on “Energy Drink” were finally wrapped up in 2014, and it seemed only appropriate to pair the song with a track from their old tourmates.

Photo Credit: Jeff Forney

The Coathangers are still hard at work touring on their highly lauded album from earlier this year, Suck My Shirt, but they found the time to counterbalance the Snakes’ Lost Sounds cover with their take on The Gun Club’s “Sex Beat”. Suicide Squeeze is proud to release the split single worldwide on a limited vinyl run of 1,000 (clear w/ red and black splatter) 7″s with an accompanying download code.

In case you missed it: last week The Coathangers hit us with their new video “Drive” which features footage from their adventures in Mexico, California, Switzerland, Spain, France and more via the band’s GoPro cams.  They’re touring Europe now – check a full list of dates below!

The Coathangers / These Arms Are Snakes 

Suicide Squeeze Records  

December 2, 2014

Pre-order HERE 


Side A – “Sex Beat”

Side B – “Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home”  



MON NOV 3 – Toulouse FR, Saint Des Seines

TUE NOV 4 – San Sebastian ES, Daba Daba

WED NOV 5 – Vitoria ES, Pabellon Universitario del Campus

THU NOV 6 – Oviedo ES, Lata de Zinc

FRI NOV 7 – Madrid ES, Wurlitzer Ballroom

SUN NOV 9 – Lorient FR, Le Galion

TUE NOV 11 – Glasgow UK, Broadcast

WED NOV 12 – Edinburgh UK, The Banshee Labyrinth

THU NOV 13 – Leeds UK, Wharf Chambers

FRI NOV 14 – Birmingham UK, Temple^

SAT NOV 15 – London UK, Shacklewell Arms

SUN NOV 16 – Brighton UK, Prince Albert

TUE NOV 18 – Paris FR, La Mecanique Ondulatoire

WED NOV 19 – Amsterdam NL, Tolhuistuin (Paradiso Noord)^

THU NOV 20 – Lille FR, El Diablo

FRI NOV 21 – Charleroi BE, Eden^

SAT NOV 22 – Ommeren NL, Le Guess Who Festival

SUN NOV 23 – Cologne DE, Blue Shell

MON NOV 24 – Hamburg DE, Goldener Salon

TUE NOV 25 – Berlin DE, Comet Club

THU NOV 27 – Geneva CH, L’Ecurie

FRI NOV 28 – Munich DE, Milla

SAT NOV 29 – Konstanz DE, Horst

SUN NOV 30 – Lyon FR, La Tannerie

THU DEC 4 – Roma IT, Visiva

FRI DEC 5 – Brescia IT, Lio Bar

SUN DEC 7 – Ravenna IT, Bronson

^ w/ The Growlers  


The Coathangers are:

Julia Kugel (Crook Kid Coathanger – guitarist)

Meredith Franco (Minnie Coathanger – bassist)

Stephanie Luke (Rusty Coathanger – drums)








Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.