Seattle punks Tacocat are releasing their album Lost Time via Hardly Art on April 1. If you've been anticipating this album as much as I have, you're in luck. The wait is over and you can stream it now below.
Tacocat's 2014 album NVM featured silly songs about psychedelic quineañeras, sarcastic responses to street harassment, and embracing that bloody time of the month. They bring back those satirical, funny lyrics in this album with songs about those obsessive horse girls you probably went to high school with in "Horse Grrls," dealing with annoying neighbors during weekends in "I Hate The Weekend," and an ode to the X-Files in "Dana Katherine Scully."
Their fun sound may still remain in this LP, yet it's a bit different this time around. They get in touch with their darker, moodier side while still keeping the feminist themes they're known for.
"Men Explain Things To Me" is a catchy track that takes on mansplaining (duh), singing "Don't tell me what to do, my feelings won't subdue." "Plan A, Plan B", which is sonically reminiscent of Bikini Kill, is a sex positive song about safe sex and using the Plan B pill. "Talk," meanwhile, shows Tacocat's solemn side, acknowledging the ironies of personal communication lost in our cell phone-driven world.
Besides the upcoming release of their new album, Tacocat have a lot going on lately. They recently played one of our SXSW day parties and they're touring with fellow Seattle punk Robin Edwards'solo project Lisa Prank, which stops by NYC on April 12 at Mercury Lounge (without Lisa Prank, tickets) and April 13 at Palisades (tickets). Bree McKenna from Tacocat is also playing a one-off show as part of the Seattle punk supergroup Childbirth with Colleen Green and Diet Cig at Baby's All Right on June 10 (tickets).
Tacocat are also bringing their girl power to the Powerpuff Girls reboot in its theme song. The new Powerpuff Girls show premieres on April 4 on Cartoon Network.
Tacocat-2016 Tour Dates:
03.31.16 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
03.31.16 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
04.02.16 - Pullman, WA - Kazzuzapalousa @ WSU
04.03.16 - Missoula, MT - Ole Beck VFW Post 2019
04.07.16 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club
04.08.16 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04.09.16 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
04.12.16 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
04.13.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Palisades *
04.14.16 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
04.15.16 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits
04.16.16 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
04.18.16 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matters
04.19.16 - Durham, NC - Pinhook
04.20.16 - Atlanta, GA - 529
04.21.16 - Nashville, TN - The End
04.22.16 - St Louis, MO - Billiken Club
04.24.16 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
05.01.16 - Machester, UK - Sounds From the Other City Festival
05.02.16 - Nottingham, UK - JT Soar
05.03.16 - Edinburgh, UK - Electric Circus
05.04.16 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
05.05.16 - Cardiff, UK - The Moon Club
05.06.16 - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
05.07.16 - London, UK - The Lexington
05.09.16 - Paris, FR - Le Mecanique Ondulature
05.10.16 - Lyon, FR - Le Periscope
05.11.16 - Luzern, CH - Schüür
05.12.16 - Geneva, CH - Kalvingrad L'Usine
05.13.16 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur
05.14.16 - Tilburg, NE - Extase
05.15.16 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
05.18.16 - Stockholm, SE - Lilla Hotelbarren
05.19.16 - Oslo, NO - Internasjonalen
05.20.16 - Lund, SE - Mejereit
05.21.16 - Copenhagen, DK - Huset
05.22.16 - Berlin, DE - Westgermany
05.23.16 - Gent, BE - Cafe Video
05.27.16 - 05.30.16 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival