Atlanta four-piece the Coathangers were one of the most fun bands I saw during SXSW — four women who euphorically trade instruments like a riot grrrl band, refuse to put forward a single bandleader figure, and bash out a slapdash and deranged form of garage punk. The band recently dropped a split single with the great Vancouver noise-punks Nü Sensae, and now they’ve got a video for “Merry Go Round,” their half of the single. The video itself is nothing special — mostly murky footage of a guy in a creeped-out latex mask lamping at a playground and presumably making any nearby parents very uncomfortable. But the song is catchy as all hell, and this is a band we should all be paying more attention to, so check it out.
The Coathangers/Nü Sensae split is out now on Suicide Squeeze.