Seattle pop-punk-pop feminists Tacocat have been making tunes for almost 10 years now, and it’s about damn time you listen up. Made up of Emily Nokes, Eric Randall, Bree McKenna & Lelah Maupi, Tacocat already have two studio albums under their belts plus a handful of EPs, and apparently they were nominated for a High Times Doobie Award once.
After making rumbles around their homebase for a while, we first fell for Tacocat in 2014 after seeing the rad video for their amazing period themed anthem “Crimson Wave” (below) off their second studio album and breakthrough record, NVM.
It wasn’t long before we were diving back and sinking into their discography, falling in love more and more with each catchy track.
Tacocat are both fun and political, approaching feminist issues with satire and humour. As vocalist Emily Nokes explained to Last Year’s Girl…
I just write about what’s on my mind at the time, or what’s on my band-mate’s minds — be it candy or periods or gentrification of the X-Files. But yes, while we have all this information via the internet, we also have cesspools of trolls attacking women and hateful conservatives doubling down on archaic bullshit (like abortions) that should have been firmly decided before I was born. It’s ridiculous. I like the idea of making fun of it though, I think that satire tends to speak very loudly, if not louder than actually screaming. And it infuriates the patriarchy.
Tacocat have just released their third studio album, titled Lost Time, which is an X-Files reference for those not in the know. We’ve been obsessed with their single “Talk” (above) and their candy sweet video for “I Hate The Weekend” which you can check out below.
Because they’re oh so dope, Tacocat were called upon to do up the new theme song for the Powerpuff Girls reboot. Their take? Sugar, spice and everything nice of course!
Even Bernie Sanders knows what’s good. Tacocat recently played his rally in Seattle, and the Bern thanked them, adorably calling them “The Tacocat Band” in the clip below.
— stephanie clary (@sclary) March 26, 2016
They also just dropped a video for “Dana Katherine Scully”, another X-Files ode that will delight super fans and non-believers alike. Watch below.
Tacocat’s new album Lost Time is out now Hardly Art Records. Grab a copy of their limited edition coloured vinyl here. Check out the album art and tracklist below.
1. Dana Katherine Scully
3. I Love Seattle
4. I Hate the Weekend
5. You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit
6. The Internet
7. Plan A, Plan B
9. Men Explain Things To Me
10. Horse Grrls
11. Night Swimming
12. Leisure Bees
04/02 Pullman, WA @ Kazzuzapalousa
04/03 Missoula, MT @ TBD / http://bit.ly/1TQWzsZ
04/06 Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
04/07 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club / http://bit.ly/1SeIm8e
04/08 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle / http://tktwb.tw/1P54k7b
04/09 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar / http://bit.ly/22We6my
04/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge / http://bit.ly/1RiYhlU
04/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades / http://ticketf.ly/1ZXsNTX
04/14 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs / http://tktwb.tw/1RAm1lQ
04/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits / http://bit.ly/1Jns2zJ
04/16 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong / http://bit.ly/1OM8SUc
04/18 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter / http://bit.ly/1UyWCco
04/19 Durham, NC @ Pinhook / http://ticketf.ly/1mRNimk
04/20 Atlanta, GA @ 529 / http://bit.ly/1N5wWMp
04/21 Nashville, TN @ The End / http://ticketf.ly/1ne8YK0
04/22 St Louis, MO Off Broadway / http://ticketf.ly/21Drlu4
04/24 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
05/01 Manchester, UK @ Sounds From The Other City /http://bit.ly/1RHlifW
05/02 Nottingham, UK @ JT Soar / http://bit.ly/1ZYG0f9
05/03 Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus / http://bit.ly/1TYN0Fo
05/04 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast / http://bit.ly/1SKTc5n
05/05 Cardiff, UK @ The Moon Club / http://bit.ly/1ONE6dJ
05/06 Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
05/07 London, UK @ The Lexington / http://bit.ly/1ZYGcLn
05/09 Paris, FR @ Le Mecanique Ondulature
05/11 Luzern, CH @ Schüür / http://bit.ly/1RRmLRO
05/12 Geneva, CH @ Kalvingrad L’Usine
05/13 Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur / http://bit.ly/1JGyUYD
05/14 Tilburg, NE @ Extase / http://www.013.nl/
05/15 Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus / http://bit.ly/1JGyUI3
05/18 Stockholm, SE @ Lilla Hotelbarren
05/19 Oslo, NO @ Internasjonalen / http://bit.ly/1Sl7IS4
05/20 Lund, SE @ Mejereit / http://bit.ly/1SisiC4
05/21 Copenhagen, DK @ Huset
05/22 Berlin, DE @ West Germany / http://bit.ly/1l1Ahph
05/23 Gent, BE @ Cafe Video / http://bit.ly/1SisiC4
05/27-30 George, SASQUATCH! Music Festival
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