KEXP recently spilled a lot of digital ink over Naked Giants, the young punkers who are taking Seattle by storm and just finished a whirlwind stint at SXSW. The band’s “Easy Eating” was selected by the station as its “Song of the Day” on Friday, March 11, but it didn’t just get a cursory download link. Rather, it composed three paragraphs of gooey praise for the group, calling it “a 200-proof two-and-a-half minute tornado of garage rock” and its chorus “shout-along gold.” According to the station, “There’s a pureness to their sound, a refreshing youthful enthusiasm like they’re the first punkers to ever punk.” Read the feature here, and listen to Naked Giants undeniable energy below.
The Seattle station weren’t done praising their hometown boys just yet. For the esteemed Music That Matters Podcast, KEXP included the self-titled track off the Naked Giants EP, putting it alongside other rising acts like Tangerine and TEEN and established artists like Iggy Pop and Charles Bradley. DJ John Richards underscored how the band’s sound harkens to the city’s storied musical history, from the grunge of the ’90s to the garage rock of The Sonics. Check out the podcast here, and get them started at your station now.