Seattle’s Tacocat hate the weekend. You probably should too.
Subscribing to a similar brand of party pop as fellow Seattleites Chastity Belt, Tacocat harbour a sound upbeat and sugary, whilst retaining enough bite and bitterness to prevent it boiling over in to total twee territory. Making art about experiences in which gender is both foregrounded and neutralized, the band highlight the fact that ‘Women’s Issues’ are just issues, and they do so by ironically drawing very little attention to them.
Now on the cusp of releasing their third album Lost Time, Tacocat recently unveiled the video to I Hate the Weekend, the second single to be taken from the record. All clattering percussion and party vibes, it’s a fitting introduction to the band for the uninitiated, but for those familiar with the band already, it’s a noticeable step up.
Newer cuts feel fuller when compared to older releases; something brought about by producer Erik Blood, brought on board by the band for the new record, describing him “generally as a beautiful wizard, who, in our opinion, took the album to the next level. Wizard level.”
With a fuller sound now backboning Tacocat’s playfully outspoken lyricism, it’s likely Lost Time will see their music reach the bigger audiences it’s so deserving of.