“Hologram” by Tacocat

"Hologram" by Tacocat is Northern Transmissions 'Song of the Day'
Tacocat "Hologram"

Tacocat will release their new LP This Mess Is a Place on May 3rd, via Sub Pop.. The full-length was produced by Erik Blood  (Shabazz Palaces). Ahead of the album’s release, the band recently shared  the track “Hologram.” Tacocat will go on an extensive tour behind the LP, starting May 9th in St Paul, MN.

Lead Singer Emily Nokes on “Hologram”

“For all the years spent/Hot lava shaping me/For all the arguments/I wonder who else would I be?” Nokes sings. “If I wasn’t on the battleground/I bet I could’ve gone to space by now.” “Hologram” reminds us to step outside ourselves and try to see beyond imaginary structures that trap us: “Just close your eyes and think about the Milky Way/Just remember if you can, power is a hologram.”

This Mess Is a Place
Hardly Art

1. Hologram
2. New World
3. Grains of Salt
4. The Joke of Life
5. Little Friend
6. Rose-Colored Sky
7. The Problem
8. Crystal Ball
9. Meet Me at La Palma
10. Miles and Miles

Live Dates

May 09 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
May 11 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
May 15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 19 – Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
May 21 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
May 23 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
May 24 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
May 25 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
Jun. 08 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market
Jun. 12 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
Jun. 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
Jun. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Jun. 15 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Jun. 17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jun. 18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jun. 19 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Jun. 21 – Sante Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Jun. 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Jun. 23 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Jun. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater
Jun. 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Jun. 28 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

This Mess is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop,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. “What a time to be barely alive,” laments “Crystal Ball,” a gem that examines the more intimate side of responding emotionally to the news cycle. How do you keep fighting when all you want to do is stay in bed all day? “Stupid computer stupor/Oh my kingdom for some better ads,” Nokes sings, throwing in some classic Tacocat snark, “Truth spread so thin/It stops existing.”