Public Access TV is a New York pop-rock trio fronted by John Eatherly, a former member of the great Nashville teenage punk troublemakers Be Your Own Pet who later served as a sideman for the likes of Eleanor Friedberger, Smith Westerns, The Virgins, and Chairlift. Friedberger recently shouted him out in NME:
John from Public Access TV possesses that embarrassing-to-admit and hard-to-define quality known as “star power.” He has the best stage presence of anyone I’ve ever played with. He made the best sideman for me, and it was only a matter of time before he had the nerve to front his own band.
Eatherly’s own music is a pleasing cocktail of Britpop, ’70s pop-punk, and the early aughts garage rock revival. “Rebounder,” the title track from Public Accesss TV’s forthcoming EP, goes especially heavy on the Britpop part of that equation; the friendly ghost of Blur’s “Girls & Boys” looms large. Watch director Douglas Hart’s video for the song, which serves as a handy introduction to the band, below.
Rebounder is out 8/24 on Gudrun Records. Pre-order it here. Public Access TV play a free show in New York at Mercury Lounge this Thursday 7/31 at midnight.