News for Tacocat

NEWS : THU, OCT 31, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Listen to Tacocat’s New Track “Retrograde” - The Seattle Band Headlines a Hometown Halloween Show Tonight

Tacocat know there’s more to October 31st, 2019 than costumes and glitter (so, so much glitter). In recognition of today’s kickoff to the next season of Mercury Retrograde, the band is sharing the astrology-themed new song “Retrograde,” which is out now in all the places you consume digital music such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp

Tonight (October 31st, that is.), Tacocat headline an all-out Halloween party at Neumo’s in their native Seattle.


What people are saying about Tacocat:

“…a joyous power pop collection of instantly accessible tunes, with a humorous socially conscious slant.” - Louder Than War

“…the band’s most polished record to date.” - The Seattle Times

“…This Mess is a Place anchors itself in moments of hope and brightness.” - NPR

“…This Mess Is a Place is exactly the kind of album we need in 2019. It sounds like rainbow sherbert and friendship bracelets. It eschews irony and defeatism. It calls us all to build a brave, colorful new world together—and have one hell of a good time doing it.” - Paste


This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth album and first for Sub Pop, is out now and can be purchased from u.subpop.com/thismess.



NEWS : WED, AUG 21, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Tacocat’s New Music Video For “Crystal Ball”

European tour starts next week.

Seattle band Tacocat set off on a European tour starting Saturday, August 24th in support of This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album. This Mess Is a Place is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. 




Today, they’ve shared a charming new claymation music video for “Crystal Ball” from director Violet Crabtree, premiered via the good music listeners at Clash Magazine. Watch it at Clash, watch it above, or watch it on the band’s YouTube channel. Then see here, a full list of upcoming overseas shows:

Aug 24 - Leeds, UK - This Must Be The Place, Belgrave Music Hall
Aug 25 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Aug 27 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Aug 28 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Aug 29 - London, UK - Moth Club
Aug 30 - Brighton, UK - Hope and Ruin
Aug 31 - Paris, FR - Supersonic
Sep 01 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
Sep 03 - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
Sep 04 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Sep 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Sep 06 - Eindoven, NL - Alstadt
Sep 07 - Rottderdam, NL - Rotown
Sep 09 - Nuremberg, DE - Kantine
Sep 10 - Berlin, DE - Marie Antoinette
Sep 11 - Hamburg, DE - Goldoner Saloon
Sep 13 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Sep 14 - Oslo, NO - Revolver
Sep 15 - Stockholm, SE - Obaren
Oct 31 - Seattle, WA - Neumos


This Mess Is a Place can be purchased right over here


Here’s what “The People” are saying about Tacocat:

“…lyrically colorful in both description and execution.” - Stereogum

“… an ode to the absurdity of forging meaning and the bittersweet quest for stability…” - Under the Radar 

“…a buoyant reminder of the illusory nature of power and reality.”
- Paste


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

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

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[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 : THU, MAY 2, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Tacocat’s New Full-Length ‘This Mess Is a Place’ Is Out Tomorrow. Now Watch The Music Video For “New World”

Seattle band Tacocat will release This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd. The album is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. Critics are calling it “as effervescent as ever” (Paste) and “the band’s most polished record to date” ( The Seattle Times). Today, NYLON premiered the band’s trippy music video for “New World” alongside an interview with the band’s lead singer Emily Nokes. This visual was made by director Sean Downey.





This Mess Is a Place can be purchased from u.subpop.com/thismess.


Tacocat will be touring the US this summer. See below for a full list of performances. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and available here

May 09 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
May 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
May 11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 12 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
May 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 19 - Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
May 21 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
May 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
May 23 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 24 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market
Jun. 12 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Jun. 13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Jun. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jun. 15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jun. 17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Jun. 19 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Jun. 21 - Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Jun. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater
Jun. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Jun. 28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater

What “The People” are saying about Tacocat:

“…lyrically colorful in both description and execution.” - Stereogum

“… an ode to the absurdity of forging meaning and the bittersweet quest for stability…” - Under the Radar 

“…a buoyant reminder of the illusory nature of power and reality.”
- Paste


NEWS : THU, APR 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Stream Tacocat’s New Full-Length “This Mess Is a Place” A Full Week Early via NPR Music’s First Listen

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Seattle band Tacocat are set to release This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette on Friday, May 3rd. The sparkly new record is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. Starting today, you can stream the album in its entirety via NPR Music’s First Listen right over here



Pre-orders for This Mess Is a Place are available now from u.subpop.com/thismess.

Tacocat Tour Dates + Ticket Links:

Tacocat will be touring the US this summer. See below for a full list of performances.

May 09 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
May 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
May 11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 12 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
May 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 19 - Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
May 21 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
May 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
May 23 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 24 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market
Jun. 12 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Jun. 13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Jun. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jun. 15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jun. 17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Jun. 19 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Jun. 21 - Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Jun. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater
Jun. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Jun. 28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater


NEWS : WED, APR 17, 2019 at 7:50 AM

Watch New Video For Tacocat Single “The Joke of Life” From Their New Full-Length ‘This Mess is a Place’ Out May 3rd

Seattle band Tacocat are set to release This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette on Friday, May 3rd. The sparkly new album is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. Today, Under the Radar premiered ”The Joke of Life,” the third and final pre-release single from the highly-anticipated record. 

Of the track, lead singer Emily Nokes says, “I love how this song turned out. This is also one of my favorite concepts on the album — the joke is that the joke is already a joke. You know when something is so unbelievable, in a bad way, that it can’t even be satirized because irony falls short of the real thing? Like we’ve entered a twilight zone of perpetual horror and now we’re just… adapting to it. Because what else are you going to do?”

Advance review copies of This Mess Is a Place are available upon request. Pre-orders are available now from u.subpop.com/thismess


 
Tacocat will be touring the US this summer. See below for a full list of performances. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and available here

May 09 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
May 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
May 11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 12 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
May 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 19 - Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
May 21 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
May 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
May 23 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 24 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market
Jun. 12 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Jun. 13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Jun. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jun. 15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jun. 17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Jun. 19 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Jun. 21 - Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Jun. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater
Jun. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Jun. 28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater