Seattle-based feminist pop punks Bree McKenna, Emily Nokes, Eric Randall and Lelah Maupin , known collectively as Tacocat, are back with their third pastel-hued, candy-coated full-length album, Lost Time. The new LP drops April 1 via Hardly Art, but you can stream it in full ahead of its release; listen below.
Lost Time follows 2014's NVM, which established the band's reputation for writing upbeat and often silly pop-punk songs about feminist issues.
Upon the release of NVM, the band described themselves as both "Feminist sci-fi" and "equal parts Kurt and Courtney." The same can be said about them now, even if they've begun to address the same socio-political issues with more teeth and less silliness, on two new tracks in particular: "Men Explain Things To Me" and "Plan A, Plan B."
On "Men Explain Things To Me," they directly call out mansplainers with lyrics like "Don't tell me what to do / my feelings won't subdue." "Plan A, Plan B" is an in-your-face riot grrrl sex-positive song encouraging safe sex and using the Plan B emergency contraceptive.
Other highlights from the new album include "Dana Katherine Scully," an ode to the X-Files star, and the catchy lead single "I Hate The Weekend."
In addition to making up for Lost Time with the new LP, Tacocat is behind the new Powerpuff Girls theme song for the Cartoon Network reboot of the classic quirky feminist animated series, Noisey reports. The series premieres April 4.
The band is on a massive tour of the U.S. and Europe, including a stop at Sasquatch! Festival in late May, Brooklyn Vegan reports. Some dates are with fellow Seattle punk rocker Robin Edwards' solo project, Lisa Prank, and others feature support from Geographer, Swimsuit Addition and Wet Nurse. Check the band's website for the full list of tour dates here.