– SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘TALK’ & ‘WHO’S GOT THE POWER?’, THE NEW THEME SONG FOR THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
– ALBUM ‘LOST TIME’ DUE APRIL 1ST VIA HARDLY ART RECORDS
– UK TOUR DATES THIS MAY
Seattle-based pop-punk outfit Tacocat are sharing new single ‘Talk’ from their highly anticipated new album ‘Lost Time’, which is due April 1st via Hardly Art Records. The band also announced the news that they are the performers of ‘Who’s Got The Power?’, the new theme song for Cartoon Network’s re-imagining of The Powerpuff Girls, airing this Spring.
Laden with the band’s compelling, clever, socially-conscious lyrics and grungy pop-punk riffs, ‘Talk‘ offers a further glance of what to expect from the forthcoming album.
Watch ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ title sequence here
One of the weirdest things humans do is to classify half of all humans as niche. As though women’s shit isn’t real shit—as though menses and horses and being internet-harassed aren’t as interesting as beer-farts and monster trucks and doing the harassing. That’s why Tacocat is radical: not because a female-driven band is some baffling novelty, but because they’re a group making art about experiences in which gender is both foregrounded and neutralized. This isn’t lady stuff, it’s people stuff. It’s normal. It’s nothing and everything. It’s life.
The four actual best friends—Emily Nokes (vocals, tambourine), Eric Randall (guitar), Lelah Maupin (drums), and Bree McKenna (bass)—came together in their teens and early baby twenties and coalesced into a band eight years ago, and you can feel that they’ve built both their lives, and their sound, together. Hanging out withTacocat and listening to Tacocat are remarkably similar experiences, like the best party you’ve ever been to, where, instead of jostling for social position, everyone just wants to eat candy and talk about sci-fi, cultural dynamic shifts, and bad experiences with men.
Tacocat’s third studio album, ‘Lost Time’ (an X-Files reference, doy), is their first with producer Erik Blood. “I would describe him generally as a beautiful wizard,” Nokes said, “who, in our opinion, took the album to the next level. Wizard level.” Blood’s sounds are wide and expansive, bringing a fullness to the band’s familiar sparkling snarl. The Tacocat of Lost Time are triumphantly youthful but also plainspoken and wise, as catchy as they are substantive.
Lost Time will be out on LP, CD, digital, and cassette formats on April 1st, 2016.
2. May UK, Nottingham / JT Soar / (Tickets)
3. May UK, Edinburgh / Electric Circus
4. May UK, Glasgow / Broadcast / (Tickets)
5. May UK, Cardiff / The Moon Club / (Tickets)
6. May UK, Brighton / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar / (Free)
7. May UK, London / The Lexington / (Tickets)
9. May FR, Paris / Le Mecanique Ondulature
11. May CH, Luzern / Schüür
12. May CH, Geneva / Kalvingrad L’Usine
13. May DE, Schorndorf / Manufaktur
14. May NL, Tilburg / Extase
15. May DE, Hamburg / Aalhaus
18. May SE, Stockholm / Lilla Hotellbaren
19. May NO, Oslo / Internasjonalen
20. May SE, Lund / Mejereit
21. May DK, Copenhagen / Huset
22. May DE, Berlin / West Germany
‘Lost Time’ artwork:
‘Lost Time’ tracklist:
1. Dana Katherine Scully
3. I Love Seatlle
4. I Hate The Weekend
5. You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit
6. The Internet
7. Plan A, Plan B
9. Men Explain Things To Me
10. Horse Grrls
11. Night Swimming
12. Leisure Bees