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Tacocat Announce New Album and Tour, Share Video for New Song “Grains of Salt”

This Mess Is a Place Due Out May 3 via Sub Pop

Feb 14, 2019
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Seattle's wonderfully named Tacocat have announced a new album, This Mess Is a Place, and shared a video for its first single "Grains of Salt." They have also announced some tour dates. This Mess Is a Place is due out May 3 via Sub Pop, their first for the label. Watch the "Grains of Salt" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

Tacocat features vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin. Erik Blood produced This Mess Is a Place, which is the band's fourth album. A press release says the album "finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and 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."

In the press release Nokes had this to say about the album and the camaraderie among the band members: "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."

Nokes had this to say about "Grains of Salt": "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." 

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

Tacocat Tour Dates:

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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handyman
February 16th 2019
9:29am

Just discovered this band lol Tacocat is a palindrome.. I know that because I play Exploding Kittens and there’s a card with the name in it! haha

Algarclima
February 19th 2019
3:28am

I love this group, their so retro.
Thanx undertheradarmag for share this ^^