When The Coathangers first stormed on the scene over a decade ago, their power resided in their ability to craft a crooked hook out of a guitar line, crass chorus or drum-and-bass groove.
With each album, the Atlanta garage punk ensemble has tempered their brash charm with sharp-witted pop.
The trio's latest EP, "Parasite," released in May, explores the space between that initial unbridled expressionism and their nuanced song craft now.
The Coathangers play JJ's Bohemia, 231 E. M.L.King Blvd., on Wednesday, July 19, at 10 p.m. in support of the new EP.
Tickets are $10.
"I'd like to think the EP takes you on a journey through the band's existence," says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel (aka Crook Kid Coathanger).
Other band members are Stephanie Luke (Rusty Coathanger) and Meredith Franco (Minnie Coathanger).
For more information: 423-266-1400.