Tacocat Hit Back at Creeps With Handmade ‘Hey Girl’ Video

Tacocat, "Hey Girl," video, 'NVM'

Tacocat’s textspeak-titled NVM, cheekily pronounced “Nevermind” and out earlier this year on Hardly Art, is a refreshing delight that hasn’t yet caught as many ears as it should. The Seattle quartet draws as much from indie-pop forebears like Cub (whose drummer was once Neko Case) as riot-grrrl heroes like Bikini Kill. So “Hey Girl” can take on leering cat-callers while still being playful — “Tell a girl that she should smile,” vocalist Emily Nokes sneers, but the fizzy pop-punk backing really does get across the anti-creep message with something like a grin. Directed by Eric J. Olson and James Smith, the handmade, animated video (via Stereogum) is endearing enough to make you want to get into a fight with the next man on the street who shouts at your friends and loved ones.

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