The Seattle quartet Tacocat combine the D.I.Y. attitude of punk with a humorously insightful lyrical approach that delves deeply into pop culture and politics both personal and large scale. They started off releasing their own records, but soon ended up recording for hometown label Hardly Art with 2014's NVM heralding their arrival. Their sound evolved from its scrappy punk beginnings to become more assured, and by the time of 2019's This Mess is a Place, the group added 80's pop and 90's grunge elements to their approach. Drummer Lelah Maupin and guitarist Eric Randall first met while working together at a Safeway grocery store in their native Longview, Washington. After the two relocated to Seattle, they met bassist Bree McKenna and singer Emily Nokes. Bonding over their mutual love for the punk, indie, and riot grrrl music of the ...
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