Tacocat premieres New Mp3 “Crimson Wave”

Tacocat's four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA—two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah's family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters,

Tacocat’s four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA—two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah’s family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence “Stereogram,” the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre ‘90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain’s distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric’s band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily’s big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.

The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed ‘90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld—and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They’ve described themselves variously as “Feminist sci-fi” and “Equal parts Kurt and Courtney”.

http://www.hardlyart.com/mp3/Tacocat_CrimsonWave.mp3

Tacocat
NVM
CD/LP/digital
February 25th, 2014

01. You Never Came Back
02. Bridge to Hawaii [mp3]
03. Crimson Wave [mp3]
04. Stereogram
05. Pocket Full of Primrose
06. Psychedelic Quinceañera
07. Time Pirate
08. This is Anarchy
09. Hey Girl
10. Party Trap
11. F.U. #8
12. Alien Girl
13. Snow Day

 

Tour dates:

02.14.14 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey ^
02.22.14 – Seattle, WA – LIVE on KEXP, 6:30pm PST
02.25.14 – Seattle, WA – FREE, all-ages in-store at Sonic Boom, 6pm

^ – NVM album release show! w/ Slutever, Pony Time

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