09 MARCH, 2014Tacocat took over the loft at Echo Park's Origami Vinyl for a short but sweet set, racking up seven songs weighted heavily to their new LP NVM (out on Hardly Art). The quartet, (Emily Nokes, Bree McKenna, Lelah Maupin, and Eric Randall), came to grips with fear of heights, and mysterious transmissions from a local Latin radio station that streamed into Eric's amp, lending a little Eastside flavor to the set. High points of the new album were present and accounted for, including a sprightly "Bridge To Hawaii", and the killer trio of "Psychedelic Quinceanera", "Hey Girl", and "Crimson Wave", that, beneath the catchiness, left no doubt about their particular world view. Having established their beachhead in a guitar buzz, they rounded things off with "Cat Fancy" and "Volcano" from their EP Take Me To Your Dealer. As venue prep for the coming madness of SXSW, it was hopefully not too traumatic an experience for the band. It was surely a memorable occasion for the audience.
|poor Bree, trapped in the stairwell...|