Taco Tapes is a collaboration steered by Ben Walden and Jeremy James Meyer. Both raised in the Pacific Northwest and in the folk music tradition, they cite their parents, more than anything, in initiating them down this path.
“Taco Tapes’ third full length album, Keep On The Shady Side, puts a greater emphasis on co-written original material and full band arrangements. The musical influences of psych rock, hip-hop, and Latin jazz can be heard alongside the old-timey freak folk style that has defined the band from its formation. Keep On The Shady Side is a loose concept album, which explores the margins of society from the perspective of millennials who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. The music is darkly introspective, yet danceable; deftly spanning tragedy and humor, shade and light.”