Tacocat shares bubbly new single “Hologram”: Stream

Taken from their upcoming LP, This Mess is a Place

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Tacocat, photo by Helen Moga

    Seattle-based quartet Tacocat are gearing up for the release of their latest album, This Mess is a Place. The follow-up to 2016’s Lost Time is due out May 3rd, and today the band is previewing their forthcoming release with a new single called “Hologram”.

    The song finds the indie-punk band leaning heavily into their pop sensibilities, offering introspective and thoughtful lyrics paired within the saccharine composition. As lead singer Emily Nokes croons, “Just remember if you can/ Power is a hologram,” the group comments on power dynamics and the nature of reality. All the while, their feminist discourse is housed within an immensely catchy number, as you can hear for yourself below.

    Tacocat’s fourth full-length LP overall, This Mess is a Place marks their first album on Sub Pop. Produced by longtime collaborator Erik Blood, the record addresses the United States’ political climate in a post-Trump world. Per a press release, the upcoming collection is about “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.” However, despite this somewhat dark subject matter, the band twists these ideas, delighting in each track’s political critique with energy and hope.


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    As Nokes explained, “We can examine some hard stuff, make fun of some evil stuff, feel some soft feelings, feel some rage feelings, feel some bitter-ass feelings, sift through memories, feel wavy-existential, and still go get a banana daiquiri at the end.”

    Previously, Tacocat released lead single “Grains of Salt”. Pre-orders for This Mess is A Place are going on now, and you can find the artwork and tracklist below. You can also stock up on past Tacocat releases here.

    This Mess is a Place Artwork:

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    This Mess is a Place Tracklist:
    01. Hologram
    02. New World
    03. Grains of Salt
    04. The Joke of Life
    05. Little Friend
    06. Rose-Colored Sky
    07. The Problem
    08. Crystal Ball
    09. Meet Me at La Palma
    10. Miles and Miles


    AfterThis Mess is a Place drops at the beginning of May, Tacocat will embark an extensive North American tour. From spring until late June, the group will zig-zag across the country, with stops in major markets across the US. Check out their full itinerary below, and find tickets here.

    Tacocat 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    05/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    05/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
    05/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
    05/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    05/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    05/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
    05/19 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
    05/21 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
    05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
    05/23 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
    05/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
    05/25 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
    06/08 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market
    06/12 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
    06/13 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    06/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    06/15 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    06/17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    06/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    06/19 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    06/21 – Sante Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
    06/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    06/23 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
    06/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater
    06/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    06/28 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater