The Coathangers / The Numerators: Chicken 30 b/w Strawberry Dreams
The Coathangers & The Numerators first got it together on the road. Summer tour 2009: Atlanta’s favorite ladies were touring behind “Scramble,” while the Lubbock boys were kicking it in the sun, rocking their local haunts. Their quick fling of shared dates and stages turned out to be a productive one, culminating in this split single.
The Numerators give us something called “Strawberry Dreams.” Yeah, it’s a song, but it feels more of a dirge, a drill in motion, coring out a hole to the center of your brain where you hope they’ll stay and ravage forever in repetition. “Chicken 30” struts its way into The Coathangers catalog of unforgettable anthems. It’s the first new song they’ve released since “Scramble,” plucky and punky, full of sweet fury; the kind of tune that, should you happen to meet it in a bar before closing, might buy you a shot, but most certainly would throw it in your face before you could say, “Thanks!” And still you’d dream about it...