Naomi Punk
Television Man
Captured Tracks
Street: 08.05
Naomi Punk = Slow Animal + Nü Sensae + Weed
If you can find a way to play Television Man with the same relative speed increase you get when you change from 33 to 45 rpm, but without the pitch distortion, you might hear a pretty kick-ass punk album. Naomi Punk know how to write songs, and they’ve found the right voice for their sound. They even know how to incorporate ancient electronic tom beats, as their instrumental “Plastic World No. 6”—which would fit in a high-energy Twin Peaks scene—proves. The whole album just feels a little sluggish to me, though. Maybe I just need to lay off the caffeine. –Steve Richardson