PREMIERE: The Coathangers release new video for “Crimson Telephone”

The most intense relationship we have in life is the one we have with the slab of glass and metal in our pocket. The Coathangers new video draws a picture of what the future may look like for a society so thirsty for tech.

Just coming off their runaway performance with Debbie Harry for Coach’s New York Fashion Week show, The Coathangers are presenting a new video for “Crimson Telephone”, off their acclaimed 2019 album The Devil You Know and announcing a new run of tour dates!

Lead singer and guitarist Julia Kugel-Montoya explains “The song is about our intense and perverse relationship with our phones. (I had a red cover on mine at the time the song was written.) They are a form of connecting and disconnecting, guiding and tracking, mentoring and judging. And of course monitoring our actions. They know us better than anyone else. What we like and what we want. And often times “the more you see, the less you know.” For the video, we were fortunate to connect with Callum Scott-Dyson from England and work together on the narrative, referencing the film “Metropolis” and ideas of what a technologically obsessed future could look like for humans. We love Callum’s style and it was amazing to see those concepts take shape in the video.”

Head on over to to RSVP now to catch them at Dr. Martens Presents at SXSW! For those who won’t be making it out to Austin this year, feel free to catch them in a city near you. Check out the tour dates below!

Tour Dates:

March 18 – Austin TX @ Dr. Marten’s Presents / Container Bar

March 20 – Dallas TX @ Not So Fun Wknd

June 04 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd

June 05 – Brooklyn NY @ Elsewhere Zone 1

June 06 – Boston MA @ ONCE Ballroom

June 09 – Montreal QC @ L’Escogriffe

June 11 – Toronto ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern

June 12 – Detroit MI @ Outer Limits Lounge

June 13 – Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle