TACOCAT
THIS MESS IS A PLACE  
 
Item# 09878712852
Released: 5/3/2019
Category: Punk / Hardcore
Media: Compact Discs
Record Label: SUBPOP (SUB)
Price: $11.99   (5 in stock)
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You might guess that Tacocats first album after the election of Donald Trump would, with sharp snark, cut the administration to ribbons. While the local pop-punk quartet has always intermingled less political material with songs about, say, Horse Grrls (which you could, I guess, read as a clear-eyed expos on a subculture), this is also the band that gave us Men Explain Things to Me and I Hate the Weekend. The open hostility displayed in the news cycle certainly looms over Tacocats new album, This Mess Is a Place, which comes out Friday, May 3. Yet by the albums third verse, on opener Hologram, we get what sounds like a thesis: How did we come to be so jaded? / I guess its more that the rest has faded / But little by little its getting bright again. Lyrically the band is concerned less with the ongoing bleakness of things and more with how people might live through the darkness and contradict it. This optimism shades the music, too. Mess is the bands first album after graduating labels from Hardly Art to Sub Pop proper, their second working with producer (and local musician) Erik Blood, and it is Tacocats most polished work. The guitar work is less scrappy, the harmonies more prominent. We dont get a big hit of punk fuzz until the fifth track, Little Friend. Nevertheless, this is still emphatically Tacocat: hooks abound, so does wit and wisdom.


 

   

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