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Tacocat really had to force a scene that wasn’t… We had to make space for ourselves because there wasn’t a place for us. I think that’s a thing a lot of women don’t do: take credit for what they did. This was a real thing that happened. It was hard. We got a lot of terrible things said to us, and a lot of terrible things said about us. It was pretty hard and degrading, but we made this great scene.
Catering to the male gaze, or a form of empowerment?
A lot of the reason why people end up in a private university in the richest country in the world is because you have been sheltered and you do have some kind of privilege… Because right now someone else is not in that situation. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be going to college. We should be doing that! It’s just realizing what that means… And then trying to figure out who you yourself are. Whether you’re that young chicana woman trying to make it or that white person with a ton of entitlement and privilege, whoever you are! Just realize it.
Though built on a foundation of murky and despairing emotions, the album does not—and will not—get eaten alive by this ill-willed darkness. Instead, Puberty 2 emerges with a sense of clarity for the listener. A gripping and reaching for a feeling of being grounded in some littler things in life, some gentleness, and some idea of a meaningful existence. Puberty 2 unabashedly screams, shouts, and aches against loose rhythms and fuzzy guitars, but then ultimately soothes. Today, Mitski will wear her white button-down.