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Tacocat Share Stop-Motion Animated Video for “Crystal Ball”

This Mess Is a Place Out Now via Sub Pop

Aug 21, 2019
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Seattle's Tacocat released a new album, This Mess Is a Place, back in May via Sub Pop, their first for the label. Now they have shared a video for the album's "Crystal Ball." Violet Crabtree directed the colorful stop-motion animated clip. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Previously Tacocat shared a video for its first single "Grains of Salt." Then they shared another song from it, album opener "Hologram." Then they shared the album's third single, "The Joke of Life," via a video that we premiered (the track was also one of our Songs of the Week).

Tacocat features vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin. Erik Blood produced This Mess Is a Place, which is the band's fourth album. A previous press release said the album "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."

In the press release Nokes had this to say about the album and the camaraderie among the band members: "We can examine some hard stuff, make fun of some evil stuff, feel some soft feelings, feel some rage feelings, feel some bitter-ass feelings, sift through memories, feel wavy-existential, and still go get a banana daiquiri at the end."

Tacocat Tour Dates:

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

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