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Watch Tacocat Pretend To Go To Hawaii

The Seattle punk-pop four-piece escape rainy gentrification in their new video

We’ve told you before, but let us say it again: Tacocat, a punk-pop riot-fizz four-piece based in the Pacific Northwest, put out one of the year’s best records you might have missed. Engineered by Conrad Uno, who also worked on Bratmobile’s grrrl canon Pottymouth, NVM is a buoyant work of soda-fountain punk — 13 short, bright, playful indie-fizz tunes about semi-serious things like cat-calling (“Hey Girl“), trust-fund anti-authoritarians (“This Is Anarchy”), and feminine biology (“Crimson Wave“).

In “Bridge To Hawaii,” NVM’s second song, the Seattle band imagines a road from their hometown’s constant rain and encroaching gentrification. Watch the palindromic foursome try to actualize this fantasy in the song’s video above, a road-trip-of-the-mind clip written and directed by Stacy Peck and produced and edited by Marcy Stone-Francois. Perfect for end-of-the-summer doldrums.

Taco Cat tour dates:

September 11 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Court Tavern *
September 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades !+
October 6 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State University %+
October 9 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s %
October 10 – San Diego, CA @ Hideout %
October 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg %
October 12 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar %
October 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Culture Collide %
October 16 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar %
October 30 – Vienna, Austria @ Fluc
October 31 – Brescia, Italy @ Lio Bar
November 2 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Musikverein
November 3 – Berlin, Germany @ Schokoladen
November 4 – Ghent, Belgium @ Cafe Video
November 6 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Oporto
November 7 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ Start the Bus
November 8 – London, United Kingdom @ Windmill Brixton
November 10 – Lyon, France @ Sonic
November 11 – Toulouse, France @ TBA
November 12 – Barcelona, Spain @xLupita del Raval
November 13 – Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
November 14 – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antxokia
November 15 – San Sebastian, Spain @ Dabadaba

* – w/ The Bouncing Souls
! – w/ Shannon and the Clams
% – w/ free haircuts courtesy of Rudy’s
+ – all-ages