TACOCAT 6.19.19

Studio 1A Sessions

TACOCAT 6.19.19

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

Photo by Michael Minasi

TACOCAT, a beautiful palindrome with an easily-missed wink to the female anatomy. For over ten years, the quartet made of Emily Nokes, Eric Randall, Bree McKenna, and Lelah Maupin have been putting out sharp-tongued, rainbow-tinted feminist pop-punk tunes with subjects ranging from science-fiction to menstruation to timely social injustices. In that same decade, they’ve been champions and pioneers of the current punk and indie wave of Seattle, pivoting the city’s trademark from grunge and garage rock. The newest album This Mess Is A Place, their first in a Trump world, is a therapeutic effort vacillating between contentious expression and much-needed positivity and escapism. TACOCAT kindly took a moment away from grazing at Tamale House to chat and play some tunes in Studio 1A.

-Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

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Credits:
Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman
Host: Taylor Wallace
Cameras: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Michael Minasi
Producer: Deidre Gott

Black Belt Eagle Scout 6.4.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Black Belt Eagle Scout 6.4.19

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs

Katherine “KP” Paul, who writes and performs under the moniker Black Belt Eagle Scout, opened yesterday’s Studio 1A session with a song from her Mother of My Children EP entitled “Indians Never Die,” a title and subject in no way arbitrary to KP’s songbook or identity. Raised on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in Washington, KP grew-up around the traditional music and dance of her culture and community, but it was the help of an Internet forum, a willing stranger somewhere in the UK, and a couple of VHS tapes featuring Nirvana and Hole that placed music firmly at the center of her life.

A self-taught musician, KP moved to Portland for college and became entrenched in its local music scene. But as she developed her craft and growth, the geographical and cultural separation of her and the reservation began to resonate deeper within her, branding her indigenous identity as a driving creative force and behind both the “what” and “why” of her music. While none of her music reflects traditional Native American themes or sounds, the subject matter and lack of rigid structure to her music have deep, thick Swinomish roots. Her music is dark, introspective, and dynamic, and even when her lyrics seem abstract, they’re always deeply personal. Listen to the full session below to hear KP talk in-depth about her roots and using her platform as a musician to discuss them.

-Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

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Host: Taylor Wallace
Producer: Deidre Gott
Engineer: Jake Perlman
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Guilia Hjort, Richie Loria
Video Edits: Julia Reihs


Abby Jeanne 6.3.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Abby Jeanne 6.3.19

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019

Photo by: Michael Minsai

If you were to ask Abby Jeanne what the foundation of her musical existence is, it’s almost certain she would say “DIY.” Leaving her Milwaukee home as a teenager, Jeanne busked her way first around the states, then other corners of the globe, at one point spending over a year living in a mini-van and only answering to her own call. Since then, she’s found herself sharing bills with No Name, Ishadarr, and even David Bowie’s band on several midwest dates of the Celebrate tour just last year. Her latest record, Music Box Dancer, exemplifies in sound and spirit what she describes in diction: rock n’ roll with a dreamers soul. She stopped by our Studio 1A to chat about her life, her experiences in Austin, and play some killer tunes too.

-Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

Abby Jeanne plays WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH at Empire Control Room and Garage with Austin’s Caleb DeCasper and Pleasure Venom.

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Host: Rick McNulty
Producer Deidre Gott
Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Giulia Hjort, Michael Minasi
Video Edit: Michael Minasi



Caleb DeCasper 5.8.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Caleb DeCasper 5.8.19

Posted by on May 13, 2019

Photo by: Gabriel C. Pérez

Caleb DeCasper has always known what he’s wanted to do and who he was destined to be. “Since conception,” he notes coyly, behind sharp shades, under a tall wig, and clad in a corset, fishnets, and inches of heels, all black. Horror Glam Rock has been his trade for many years, lessening the shock value without compromising any of the edge. A classically trained pianist, his live sets and studio sound are embellished with this flourishing texture, blended with traditional rock instrumentation to conjure an energy and space that’s as dynamic as it is theatrical. His new EP De Casper is out May 17th, and he dropped by with his shirtless lads to perform in Studio 1A. Behold!

-Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

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Host: Taylor Wallace
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Gabriel C. Pérez, Salvador Castro

Girlpool 5.7.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Girlpool 5.7.19

Posted by on May 8, 2019

Photo By: Gabriel C. Pérez

A lot’s changed in the sound of L.A.’s Girlpool since their 2017 sophomore LP Powerplant.  Despite most of the new album being written around the time of their last record, the sound of some of the songs on What Chaos Is Imaginary would be almost unrecognizable by even some of the duo’s most loyal fans. Going from the minimal sound of guitars, pleasantly piercing harmonies, and the space between, the new album injects an array of new textures into the group’s sonic space. Drum machines, fuzz, layers-on-layers, it’s all there, and it’s all great. It’s also more of a dichotomy album, housing songs written and helmed by Cleo Tucker and Harmony Trividad individually, stitching together an indie rock tapestry that exemplifies Trividad’s and Tucker’s individual growth and proves that not only can change be good, it can transcend.

-Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

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Host: Taylor Wallace
Engineer: Jake Perlman
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Gabriel C. Perez