News from 5/2019

NEWS : THU, MAY 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Tacocat Announce 2019 UK Tour Dates Supporting New Album ‘This Mess is a Place’

Tacocat 2019 promo 02 helenmoga 4000x2667 72

[Photo Credit: Helen Moga]

 After recently releasing their new album This Mess Is a Place, Seattle pop-punk four piece Tacocat have just announced a UK tour for this August with shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London & Brighton. ICYMI, you can see the video for album standout track “New World” now here.

When Seattle band Tacocat—vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin—first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they’ve helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros. Their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at the Showbox. Every step along the way has been a seamless progression—from silly songs about Tonya Harding and psychic cats to calling out catcallers and poking fun at entitled weekend-warrior tech jerks on their last two records on Hardly Art, 2014’s NVM and 2016’s Lost Time.

This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop, finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all—it’s front and center, with new tragedies and civil rights assaults filling up the scroll of the newsfeed every day.

See Tacocat live in the UK:

25 Aug – Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast
27 Aug – Manchester, England – Gullivers
28 Aug – Cardiff, Wales – Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Aug – London, England – MOTH Club
30 Aug – Brighton, England – The Hope & Ruin
31 Aug – Paris, France – Supersonic
01 Sep – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
03 Sep – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
04 Sep – Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
05 Sep – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
06 Sep – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Alstadt
07 Sep – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotown
09 Sep – Nurenburg, Germany – Kantine
10 Sep – Berlin, Germany – Marie Antoinette
11 Sep – Hamburg, Germany – Goldener Salon (Hafenklang)
13 Sep – Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
14 Sep – Oslo, Norway – Revolver
15 Sep – Stockholm, Sweden – Obaren

Ticket links are here.

NEWS : FRI, MAY 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM

The Gotobeds’ Propulsive Third Full Lengther ‘Debt Begins at 30’ is Out Now

Gotobeds debtbeginsat30 loser

Today The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - unleash their third full lengther, Debt Begins at 30. The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. Debt Begins at 30 is an old-fashioned blast furnace and the liquid iron flows.

Debt Begins at 30 features outside contributors on every track, including a special “Debt Begins at 30 (Alt version)” featuring the wonderful Victoria Ruiz - front woman of label mates Downtown Boys. Hear here.

Debt Begins at 30 is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in the U.S., and select European and UK retailers will receive the limited, orange-vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last. 

Debt Begins at 30

1. Calquer the Hound  (with Evan Richards of The City Buses and Rob Henry of Kim Phuc)
2. Twin Cities (with Tracy Wilson of Positive No)
3. Slang Words (with Joe Casey of Protomartyr)
4. 2:15 (with Matt Barnhart of Tre Orsi/Mint Mile)
5. Poor People Are Revolting (with Pittsburgh poet Jason Baldinger and Gerard Cosloy of Air Traffic Controllers/Homestead Records/12XU Records)
6 .Debt Begins at 30 (with Mike Seamans of Mind Cure Records) and Bob Weston of Shellac/Mission of Burma)   
7. On Loan (with Greg Ahee of Protomartyr)
8. Dross (with Bob Nastanovich of Pavement/Silver Jews)  
9. Parallel (with Tim Midyett of Mint Mile/Silkworm)  
10. Bleached Midnight (with Pittsburgh poet Scott MacIntyre)
11. Debt Begins at 30 (Alt version) (with Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys)

Read more about The Gotobeds and Debt Begins at 30 over here.