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Modern day riot grrrl band, TacocaT, have been kicking around town for what seems like forever (well ok, maybe not forever, but for like 5 years!). The local four-piece have been tearing up stages, and DIYing their way into the limelight, releasing their first full-length on the fiercely independent Don’t Stop Believing Records. Recently, Hardly Art, Sub Pop’s baby-sister label, scooped the cute-as-pie quartet and a few months ago they put out the Take Me To Your Dealer EP. Known for their sweet live shows and feel good tunes, their fun-loving, punk rock ‘tude has won the hearts of fans all over the world. Catchy and comedic, with lyrics like a late night session of girl talk, TacocaT know how to make seriously awesome music, without taking themselves too seriously.
The kids in TacocaT are experts at effortless casual street style. Their collective wardrobe is an eclectic selection of dressed down vintage and thrift store finds. Just as their sound recalls memories of seminal girl groups of the 90s, TacocaT’s sense of style reflects this era as well. Band tees and hoodies, jeans with torn knees, cutesy ’60′s pencil dresses, and brightly colored tights (on the ladies, of course–Eric is more of a poncho kind of guy) are all in regular rotation.
How would you describe your day to day style?
Lelah: Andre 3000
Emily: a little bit tom-boyish with some tutus and Claire’s in there.
Is there a difference between what you wear everyday and what you wear on stage? What is the difference?
Emily: not too big of a difference, except I never end up wearing pants onstage. Maybe more crazy earring choices.
Lelah: I don’t like to wear skirts that reveal my underwear while I’m drumming if I can avoid it.
Bree: same clothes, bigger hair
Eric: I wear the same damn thing
Do you guys coordinate wardrobe for your shows? What is your process for styling the band?
Emily: we somehow accidentally wear primary colors. Each a different color. It’s never planned but it always happens.
Bree: when we started, we all wore matching dressed and Eric had a cardigan and tie that matched the dresses. That changed when we started touring in summer when it’s 110 degrees in Arizona and after you get out of an un-airconditioned van you just end up wearing whatever you can deal with.
Who’s style inspires you, who are some of your fashion icons?
Lelah: Emily & Bree TacocaT
Eric: George Carlin, Evan Dando
Bree: Dave Mustaine, Palmolive from the Raincoats and Kurt & Courtney
Emily: My sister Sandra. Wizards.
What are some of your favorite pieces from your own wardrobe?
Emily: pajamas bought in the children section that double as dresses. A good tie dye. Glow-in-the-dark ghost earrings.
Lelah: high-wasted stretch pants, dumpy shorts, baby-doll dresses, keds in every possible color.
Bree: B-52′s t-shirt, black boots, lots of dresses, every color of tights.
Eric: I like a plain pocket tee
If you could go on a shopping spree anywhere on the planet, a.) Where would you go? b.) What stores would you go to? c.) Who would you bring with you? d.) What is at least one item you definitely be shopping for?
Eric: A.) New Mexico B.) thrift store C.) my fashion team a.k.a. the other Tacocats D.) PonchosTweet