Published Feb 18, 2014Sickly sweet Seattle pop punk quartet Tacocat have been consistently dishing out steamy singles of riot grrrl-meets-the Archies surf rock since the release of their debut LP, Shame Spiral, back in 2010. Now, after a few years of EPs and singles, the party-loving act are ready to burst back into our lives with a new full-length. Their new Hardly Art release, NVM, won't be out until February 25. While you wait, stream the album in its entirety on Exclaim.ca.
Taking its cues from '90s-era rock acts like Evan Dando, Bikini Kill and Nirvana (who just so happens to share the album's title), NVM delivers a spicy set of songs about southern drug excursions ("Psychedelic Quinceañera"), unreliable bus routes (Seattle Metro diss track "FU #8") and tropical adventures (album standout "Bridge to Hawaii"), while providing enough playful power pop hooks ("Party Trap," "Time Pirate") and musings on menstruation ("Crimson Wave") to keep things interesting.
Stream the album in all its fuzz-filled glory now in the player below.
Tacocat also have a pile of upcoming U.S. dates, which you can check out here.