Music Alert: Smashing Televisions, Scottish Funk, and Guys in Eyeliner

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Thursday, August 16, 2007
It's time to introduce you to some cool songs that you might have not yet heard because, if I don't do it, who the hell will?

The Oakland-based pop-punk quartet, The Matches, aim for a different sound than it's used to, a string section and all, in a nifty little ditty called "Salty Eyes." The music video, which Boomer Nothing described in my very first podcast episode, features a bunch of television sets getting smashed, a sort of postmodern "Subterranean Homesick Blues":

Paolo Nutini is an odd name for a Scotsman, and the fact that he revels in a blend of funk, soul, and rock is even odder. "Jenny, Don't Be Hasty" is funkadelic:

Finally, guys in San Pedro aren't afraid to wear eyeliner. Jack Anthony and his band serve up the catchy "Averill Park" and bring the middlecore look of pop-punk to Orange County:

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