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Tacocat shares bubbly new single “Hologram”: Stream

on March 26, 2019, 12:09pm

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