TACOCAT share new video “Crystal Ball” ahead of UK tour starting this week- Album ‘This Mess Is a Place’ out now via Sub Pop!

August 22, 2019


– Share new video “Crystal Ball”
– UK tour starts this week! 
– Album ‘This Mess Is a Place’ out now via Sub Pop 

Seattle band Tacocat set off on a European tour starting Saturday, August 24th in Leeds support of This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album. This Mess Is a Place is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. Today, they’ve shared a charming new claymation music video for “Crystal Ball from director Violet Crabtree. The band will then go on to play UK shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London & Brighton. 

See Tacocat live: 
Aug 24 – Leeds, UK – This Must Be The Place, Belgrave Music Hall 
Aug 25 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Aug 27 – Manchester, UK – Gullivers
Aug 28 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
Aug 29 – London, UK – Moth Club
Aug 30 – Brighton, UK – Hope and Ruin
Aug 31 – Paris, FR – Supersonic
Sep 01 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Sep 03 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
Sep 04 – Groningen, NL – Vera
Sep 05 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Sep 06 – Eindoven, NL – Alstadt
Sep 07 – Rottderdam, NL – Rotown
Sep 09 – Nuremberg, DE – Kantine
Sep 10 – Berlin, DE – Marie Antoinette
Sep 11 – Hamburg, DE – Goldoner Saloon
Sep 13 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
Sep 14 – Oslo, NO – Revolver
Sep 15 – Stockholm, SE – Obaren
Oct 31 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

When Seattle band Tacocat—vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin—first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they’ve helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros. Their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at the Showbox. Every step along the way has been a seamless progression—from silly songs about Tonya Harding and psychic cats to calling out catcallers and poking fun at entitled weekend-warrior tech jerks on their last two records on Hardly Art, 2014’s NVM and 2016’s Lost Time.

This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop,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.

This Mess Is a Place can be purchased from

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