Naomi Punk, “Television Man”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 07.30.14 in Listen to This

In their interview with Jamie Peck for Wondering Sound, Olympia cynics Naomi Punk said, “We don’t really give a fuck about God, I guess you can quote me on that.” You can hear that nihilism in the grinding “Television Man.” Guitars gnash and claw while Travis Coster sneers nastily over top. The song consistently refuses to resolve. Even its chorus, where the disparate elements should be coming together, feels nasty and herky-jerk, the sound of a band operating with total indifference to convention.