Track Of The Day: Tacocat – ‘Hologram’

A joyful poke at the dynamics of power; Seattle pop-punks Tacocat have shared their latest singe ‘Hologram’. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album This Mess Is a Place, set to be released on 3rd May via Sub Pop.

We’ve been waiting for new Tacocat material since 2016 (when the band released their second record, Lost Time) and if their new single is anything to go by; This Mess Is a Place is set to be another buoyant, reassuring listen for these misguided and politically turbulent times.

“Just remember if you can, power is a hologram ” sings Emily Nokes during the chorus for ‘Hologram’, which dismantles the translucent nature of power via pop hooks and catchy lyricism. Tacocat excel at taking difficult political concepts and dismantling them in to bubble-gum sized chewable pieces.

Speaking about the new record, Emily explains: “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.”

You heard her – grab yourself a banana daiquiri and Listen to ‘Hologram’ below. Follow Tacocat on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Tacocat – ‘Grains Of Salt’

Following 2016’s Lost Time, Seattle’s pop-punksters Tacocat have now announced the release of their brand new album The Mess Is A Place, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Taken from the album, new single ‘Grains Of Salt’ flows with jangly, uptempo hooks and the trademark soaring, raw vocals of Emily Nokes, creating a vibrant message of empowerment. As Nokes exclaims “Don’t forget to remember who the fuck you are”, a wonderful sense of catharsis oozes from the bands’s sparkling musicality, the track’s bright energy matching the colourful drag performers of the video. Another infectiously uplifting feminist anthem from the Seattle group, leaving us longing to hear more from the new album.

Of the video for ‘Grains Of Salt’, Nokes expands:

The video is also super special! We were really lucky to get to work with some of our favorite Seattle performers and friends, not to mention an ace video team. Seattle is so talented it’s ridiculous. (Shoutout to the giant glasses of room-temp blue milk that somehow never spilled a drop!)”

This Mess Is A Place, the upcoming album from Tacocat, is out 3rd May via Sub Pop.

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Helen Moga

WATCH: Moon Palace – ‘Hunt and Gather’

Seattle five piece Moon Palace have shared a video for their track ‘Hunt and Gather’, and it’s a cinematic, sweeping set of visuals that’ll make you crave the peace and beauty of the woods of the Olympic Peninsula.

Originally premiered on City Arts Magazine, guitarist and vocalist Cat Biell says: “The video reflects the process of creating peace with the wounded and unintegrated parts of ourselves. By integrating the ego, the wounded child, the wild one in all of us, and taking in the fire of ourselves; we are able to come into our wholeness.”

Moon Palace’s sound is inspired by “vast landscapes, invisible forces”, and how they relate to each other; and these influences are reflected beautifully in their new video for ‘Hunt and Gather’. Watch the footage below, and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Video Director: Lindsay Martin
Director of Photography:
Carrie Robinson
First Camera Assistant:
June Zandona

Kate Crudgington