TV EYE: Nice People: CD

May 25, 2010

I hereby proclaim that TV Eye is (well, “was” would be more accurate, I guess, by the time you read this) my favorite band for the week of March 1, 2010. Boasting a lineup that includes former members of notable Swedish punk bands like Ugli and Raped Teenagers, and current contributors to the Killed by Death Records music blog, they unleash thirty-one tracks of pure punk brilliance with a sound not unlike the Dickies if they’d hijacked the early Crowd’s taut giddyup and had the Minutemen’s attention span. Everything here is tight as hell, catchy in a way that would impress the most diehard Marked Men fan, and chock full of smart-dumb lyrics addressing such topical topics as mystical rubbers, learning to be a punk from the pages of NME, not fitting in, and the inability to tell Benny and Bjorn from Abba apart.  –jimmy (