Tacocat is a punk-pop quartet from Seattle, Washington that formed in 2007. Drummer Lelah Maupin and guitarist Eric Randall first met while working together at a Safeway grocery store in their native Longview, Washington.
After the two relocated to Seattle, they met bassist Bree McKenna and singer Emily Nokes. Bonding over their mutual love for the punk, indie, and riot grrrl music of the '90s, the four members of Tacocat began playing small shows at house parties around town and releasing singles. In late 2010, they released their debut album, Shame Spiral, an upbeat, 13-song album of fun, pop culture-referencing, catchy punk. The Woman's Day EP followed in 2011 and the following year they signed with Sub Pop subsidiary Hardly Art, releasing their second EP, Take Me to Your Dealer. During this time, Tacocat continued to release D.I.Y. singles via their website and Bandcamp page. Their second LP and Hardly Art debut, NVM, was produced by Seattle rock legend Conrad Uno and arrived in February 2014. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi