Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Coathangers - Adderall

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Just the other day I was talking about how the split single has seen a resurgence in recent years, perhaps due to the vinyl revival, and oddly it was another split 7" featuring The Coathangers that I had in mind. Only it wasn't the other day at all, a quick search reveals that the single in question was covered back in bloody February which has got me wondering if we've been transported through a time-warp/wormhole of some kind, because several months seem to have vanished. Anyway, this coming week the Atlanta quartet share a piece of plastic with Audacity for a release on Suicide Squeeze Records.

Everything we're heard by the garage-punks has had a raw sound and 'Adderall' is of course the same. Vocals are stuck right up in the mix so those cracked tones can give you their full, individual force. It's the voice that caries the song, as the post-punky guitars are kept simple and buzz with distortion as a bobbing bass adds some extra life to the party. There's a lot of garage/post-punk around (which we're taking as more proof that the public is having enough of bearded blokes doing harmonies with acoustic instruments) and if you're gonna make that sort of music then at least follow in The Coathangers' footsteps and do it properly.

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