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Tacocat announce first LP for Sub Pop and tour, share “Grains of Salt” video


Seattle band Tacocat will release This Mess is a Place, their fourth album, on May 3. It’s their first for Sub Pop, after records on sister label Hardly Art, and producer Erik Blood helped the band achieve a more pop sound than they’ve tried before. First single “Grains of Salt” has an early-’90s guitar pop vibe, light and bouncing. Says singer Emily Nokes , “This song is for roller skating, friendship, self friendship, yes and no doubt, turning it off, running up and down that hill, leaving gross stuff behind, landing the backflip, imposter syndrome, being your own genie, and remembering who the fuck you are.” The video, directed by Claire Buss, features Seattle’s drag community and you can watch that below.

Tacocat will head out on an extensive, 28-date North American tour right after their album drops that includes a Brooklyn stop at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 AM. All tour dates are listed below.

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This Mess Is a Place tracklist:
1. Hologram
2. New World
3. Grains of Salt
4. The Joke of Life
5. Little Friend
6. Rose-Colored Sky
7. The Problem
8. Crystal Ball
9. Meet Me at La Palma
10. Miles and Miles

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

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