SOUNDS LIKE: early-Sonic Youth meets Beat Happening meets The Wipers
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: These punks are happening as they try and put Olympia back on the map
I don't know what it is, but there's something about simplicity that makes songs enjoyable. Heck, sometimes all you need is something that has a good beat and you can dance to it, y'know? Well, this song has a simple enough pattern all around, but you can't necessarily dance to it.
Naomi Punk isn't the name of some girl, or some genre of rock and roll that you're missing out on. What they are happens to be an up and coming group of bros from Olympia. Out in their neck of the woods, bands like Soundgarden and Nirvana blew up in the 1990s as we all know, but they channel something in the vein of Olympia native Clavin Johnson. No pun intended, but the beat on "Burned Body" reminds me of Beat Happening, save for the fact that Naomi Punk sound a bit more rougher around the edges. This simple beat is solid albeit redundant; if they go on playing the same notes any longer you might get annoyed and want to get in a fight with someone, and right when you think it might be the only thing happening in the song, the chorus blasts through and assuages all fears of repitition.