Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, welcome to 75 Bands in 75 Days, where we bring you the best talent that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, one day and one band at a time. Today we’re returning to Olympia to explore one of the best grunge revivalists that their local rock scene has to offer, Naomi Punk.
Hailing from Washington State, Naomi Punk is, as their name may suggest, a punk rock band with a very vintage underground Seattle rock sound. Their sound is very much indebted to the likes of Mudhoney and Skin Yard. The songs that this band puts forth are very slow, but heavy rock songs that are just as easy to mosh to as they are easy to zone out to. It’s a sound that’s better suited to the small, sweaty basement-sized venue than it is the arena-sized dynamic of some of grunge’s most legendary acts.
Naomi Punk‘s latest LP Television Man came out earlier this year to fine praise from many underground music publications. A follow-up to their debut 2012 release The Feeling, Television Man is a very bold and dingy rock album that fans of “the Seattle sound” need to check out. Naomi Punk has been quickly getting a lot of attention in the underground rock scene, and listening to their material, it’s very easy to see why.
(Naomi Punk‘s Television Man is currently in the running for our 2014 Reader’s Poll for the Top 10 Pacific Northwest Albums of the Year, where you, the reader, are voting for your favorite Pacific Northwest album to drop in 2014. Cast your vote here!)