Previously little-known outside of their native Olympia/Seattle area, fans of such bands as WA's Gun Outfit and Talbot Tagora, LA's No Age and Abe Vigoda, Calgary's late/lamented Women, and to a certain extent SF's Ty Segall/Mikal Cronin/Oh Sees axis might have just found their new favourite band.
"Much of Naomi Punk's music is slow, with big riffs and well-paced, grand-wingspan style drumming. It is loud and not rendered in the highest fidelity, so much so that you may strain to pick out what they're singing...There's a busted, tweaky synth in there somewhere, a lot of cymbal crashing, and a sick rasp of vocals that sound out in rebellious triumph, but since it's not heavy in a traditional sense, we're forced to instead focus on these things. It feels...like a Pixies record at 16 RPM, or Times New Viking imitating the Melvins." - Other Music
"Naomi Punk rides through a variety of influences on The Feeling, from its state’s pride and joy of grunge to the haunting, No Wave-inspired, synthesizer-solo instrumental tracks, as well as slight psychedelic and punk tinges. The guitar’s distorted and heavily strummed power chords insert themselves sporadically yet carry the majority of the songs by conversing back and forth with heavy cymbal crashes. Hovering over the cacophonous instrumental battles are the wailing vocals. While they emit a hazy texture that numbs your body to relaxation, the vocals contain an energetic inflection as well, giving tracks like 'Burned Body' a much-needed kick." - CMJ