Tacocat has unveiled the second single from their forthcoming album This Mess is a Place. “Hologram” tackles the heady topic of power dynamics and how they’re essentially an illusion that’s built and warped by various political structures.
"Just remember if you can/ Power is a hologram/ And every reality is ripping at the seams,” sings Emily Nokes in the deceptively cheerful pop single. The song follows lead single “Grains of Salt.”
This Mess Is a Place is the fourth record from the Seattle band and their first for Sub Pop, due for release on May 3. The record was produced by Erik Blood, who also helmed their last record, 2016’s Lost Time.
Tacocat will embark on a 28-date North American tour behind the new record this summer, with a date in Seattle on Saturday, June 8 at the Showbox.
Listen to “Hologram” and watch Tacocat's 2018 performance for KEXP at Upstream below.
KEXP talks to Emily Nokes, frontwoman of Tacocat, about their forthcoming full-length This Mess is a Place out May 3rd on Sub Pop Records.
"Grains of Salt" comes with a colorful video features esteemed members of Seattle's drag community