Taco Mouth
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Taco Mouth

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Punk




"Taco Mouth: A Deafening Silence"

4/4 Stars - The Punk Site

"Get It or Forget It"

Artist Name: Taco Mouth

Album Name: A Deafening Silence

Label: Self-released

Genre: Punk/Rock

Track Listing: 1. You Say; 2. Romero; 3. Burn This City Down; 4. Let’s get a Little Bit; 5. Queen of the Stags; 6. Sinners; 7. Fighting for Today; 8. You Can’t Stop Me; 9. Katie; 10. Waiting for the Sun

Publicist: Wolfievibes Publicity

Review: We introduced this amazing Nashville-based punk band to you last month when their song “You Say” was selected as one of our Ten Amazing Videos for September. Their new album is very relevant and timely, and they make their voices heard with the truth of their lyrics. This band should be the poster child for the Rock the Vote movement, as they mix their love of the Ramones and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs into music that moves you, coupled with lyrics that make you think and hopefully act accordingly, all while having fun. Nashville is in for a treat tonight at their CD Release show at The 5 Spot. We hope the world is ready for their message.

Recommendation: Don’t think twice – run out and Get this one today! - LA Music Critic

"Best of 2018"

Best Punk – Taco Mouth – This Nashville band had us roiled in anger and laughing in hysterics at the video for “Fighting For Today.” https://www.facebook.com/tacomouthband/ - Femmusic.com

"Best of 2018"

“Fighting For Today” was voted one of the best local songs of 2018. - Nashville Scene


A Deafening Silence (October 2018) - LP

W.G.A.F. (February 2018) - EP



Taco Mouth is the staunchly political brainchild of Erica Sellers, who grew up in Louisville, KY and began her musical journey in 1999 after begging her parents for a guitar. In the summer of 2011, after playing in several bands, Sellers decided to start one of her own. This new project led to her meeting drummer Angela Lese through a mutual friend. They hit it off, socially and musically, and started a band called CatFight. Erica wrote all the music and lyrics, and the band signed to a local label, Little Heart Records, publishing their self-titled EP in 2011. After gaining regional notoriety, Lese relocated to Nashville in 2012, making it difficult for CatFight to play shows. After immersing herself in the Nashville music scene, Angie pleaded with her best friend to move to town so they could continue performing together. By the time Erica moved in the late fall of 2013, Angie had already started playing music with three other girls in town. Eventually, Erica was invited to one of the rehearsals, and that night a new band, The Dead Deads, were born. After several national tours and two full-length albums, Erica and Angie left The Dead Deads in October of 2017 and have gone back to their roots of having fun and making music that matters most to them, morphing their love for old school, angsty rock 'n roll and dance music into one.  

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.

In 2018, Taco Mouth has already released their first EP entitled ‘W.G.A.F.,’ which was nominated for Nashville’s Indie Music Award’s Best Rock Album by their peers (nimadigital.com).  They’ve also opened for Alice Cooper’s bassist’s band Beasto Blanco, as well as their heroes, MC5 (MC50th this year).

And if that wasn’t enough, the band recorded their first LP with Wagener, entitled ‘A Deafening Silence’ (available everywhere digitally) to high regard from several critics (thepunksite.com, LA Music Critic, etc.).  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.

Band Members