In late 2017, Taco Mouth was born, a mash-up of 60s-era rock and pop hooks; think the Ramones and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or The Runaways and Awolnation. They’ve since added their very talented lead guitarist Shawn Hammer (engineer of Chevelle, Conor Oberst, Cursive) and badass bassist Flip Cooper (Damon Johnson, Brother Cane). Taco Mouth is produced by the master himself, Michael Wagener (Dokken, Metallica, Skid Row, etc.), and together they’ve created what feels like a true musical reemergence. Politics and partying; rock grooves and pop hooks; a movement. No matter how you categorize Taco Mouth, they’ll make you experience a night similar to the old CBGB days where rock mattered. The underdog mattered. That’s what this Taco Mouth movement is all about.
This year, Taco Mouth released an EP entitled W.G.A.F., which has been nominated for NIMA’s Best Rock Album by their peers, and has had a busy summer recording their first, full-length album with Michael Wagener, A Deafening Silence, and booking shows opening for large rock acts (Beasto Blanco, MC5, etc.). Their new album, which is set for release on October 26, 2018, will include four newly recorded songs off of their EP, as well as six brand new songs. From drunken nights to taking down bullies, and even defying the president, the album is full of head-shaking hooks, and most importantly, the fire that fuels punk rock music.