Most acts will tout achievements like winning a Grammy or being awarded the Polaris Prize. But few will tout a High Times magazine Doobie Awards nomination with such high regard as Seattle feminist punks TacocaT do.
The four-piece released their debut LP, Shame Spiral, back in 2008. Self-described as “Go-Go’s meets The Monkees,” the group uses pop culture references (e.g. tacos, gum, and lighters being popular topics) to make serious political and social commentary that transcends the confines of mere pop-punk.
On March 13th, the band will release their Hardly Arts debut 7″ EP, Take Me To Your Dealer, which features “Spring Break-Up”, a straight-ahead shot of jangly guitars, thrash-y drums, and riot grrrl vocals. Stream it below.
TacocaT – “Spring Break-Up”
The band will also be on tour with a host of fellow punk acts this spring. Find the full tour schedule just below the EP tracklist.
Take Me To Your Dealer EP Tracklist:
01. Spring Break-Up
02. F. U. #8
03. Cat Fancy
TacocaT 2012 Tour Dates:
02/18 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
02/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Josephine
03/01 – Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theare +
03/03 – Portland, OR @ The Know $
03/04 – Eugene, OR @ TBA
03/05 – Eureka, CA @ The Shanty #
03/06 – Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4-Go Records
03/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
03/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Star %
03/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunkspace *
03/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Brootal Sunfest
03/11 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard +
03/12 – Albuquerque, NM 2 Synchro Studios !
03/13 – Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
03/14-16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/18 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House
03/19 – Provo, UT @ Muse Music Cafe &
03/20 – Boise, ID @ TBA
03/21 – Missoula, MT @ Zoo City Apparel @
03/22 – Spokane, WA @ Mootsy’s
03/23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café^
+ = w/ Nobunny
$ = w/ Forever
# = w/ Monster Women
% = w/ Guantanamo Baywatch
* = w/ Magnetix (France)
+ = w/ Waxahatchee
! = w/ Teens, Great White Buffalo
& = w/ Baby Ghosts
@ = w/ VERA
^ = Hardly Art 5-year Showcase! feat. Hunx & His Punx and Grave Babies