Tacocat, the Seattle-based feminist pop punk band has had some squarely sisterhood, highly hummable songs before. Hey Girl is a song about being fed up with street harassment (‘Oh it helps my self esteem, cause you finally noticed me,’ they sang then.)
Then there was the hilarious Crimson Wave. It’s all about getting your period, running away to the beach and feeling fed up. With utterly ridiculous wordplay. “All the girls are surfin’ the wave Surfin’ the crimson wave today There are communists in the summer house,” for instance.
Now that we think of it, this would be the perfect song to send our pals at Agents of Ishq who are sending out Period Postcards all this week.
But back to the news. Tacocat has a new song out called The Internet. The lyrics are about, yes, you guessed it, being fed up with the online harassment, “Hate from the basement/Hate from the insecure/When you’re anonymous/No consequence to fear/Your place is so low/Human mosquito.” The video is beautifully illustrated by the artist Faye Orlove. Enjoy!