COATHANGERS, THE: Self-titled: 7”EP

Somewhere in the trapezoid that the Sharp Ease, the Okmoniks, the Mummies, and Bikini Kill make, there’s an area somewhere near the middle that takes makes a show of simple, trashy rock, with a solitary keyboard playfully tinkling on the top and snaking down to your bottom. The Coathangers have nailed that grey spot perfectly and add a nice dollop of their own personality: danceable backbeats, fun/sexy playfulness, catchy choruses, and screamy fun. Makes me think of the unreleased GoGo’s demo; capturing their garagey goodness, without the glazed, cute pop sheen.

 –todd (Die Slaughterhaus)