If you’re sick of lo-fi and noise pop, you may not particularly enjoy Times New Viking’s new single, “Ever Falling In Love.” Still, the song’s appropriately catchy and I think it just caught me at a good moment. Their new album, Dancer Equired, is coming out April 26th via Merge Records. All info is courtesy of Force Field PR.
I like that they have a song called, “Fuck Her Tears.” Looking forward to hearing that one.
Times New Viking shares new MP3, announces Spring tour dates!
MP3: "Ever Falling In Love" - http://www.mergerecords.com/audio/tnv/dancer_equired/EverFallingInLove.mp3
VIDEO: "Hello, we are Times New Viking from Columbus, Ohio" (Dir. by Jo McCaughey) http://vimeo.com/20335281
Contrary to popular belief, the members of Times New Viking are not art school dropouts; they're art school graduates. And rather than follow the path of stuffy galleries and regular unemployment, they chose to start a band. Times New Viking, consisting of Beth Murphy on keyboards/vocals, Adam Elliott on drums/vocals, and Jared Phillips on guitar, began inconspicuously in 2003 when it was particularly out of vogue to do it yourself. From their first noise-crusted basement tapes that coaxed Siltbreeze Records founder Tom Lax from retirement to indie-elite Matador Records, Times New Viking's star rose while they still sounded like the best Messthetics one-off you always wanted to keep to yourself.
Dancer Equired, the band's first album for Merge, is a return to the hive, even if the record's creation was out of their usual boundaries. It should be known that for the first time, the trio escaped to a studio, namely Columbus Discount Recording and the famed Musicol, during the summer of violence. With the help of Adam Smith and Dustin White, Times New Viking recorded and produced an album sounds like a mellow night out. Though it abandons the pissy histrionics of the past, the record retains the loud, brash, mammoth guitars but also magnifies the bright, beautiful traits the band has nurtured since the beginning. Dancer Equired is a new chapter, sure to attract an entirely new audience of intrigued listeners while keeping old Times New Viking fans perfectly satiated by not abandoning those early ideals. Rip it up and start again.
TIMES NEW VIKING
May 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
May 27 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
May 28 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
May 29 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
May 30 Washington, DC Black Cat
Jun 2 Carrboro, NC Local 506
Jun 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Jun 6 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Jun 7 Austin, TX Mohawk
Jun 11 San Diego, CA Casbah
Jun 12 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
Jun 14 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Jun 16 Portland, OR Bunk Bar
Jun 21 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
Jun 22 Vancouver, BC Media Club
Jun 24 Calgary, AB Sled Island Fest
Jun 25 Calgary, AB Sled Island Fest
Jun 28 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
Jun 29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Jun 30 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
Times New Viking
Street Date: April 26, 2011
1 . It's a Culture
2 . Ever Falling in Love
3 . No Room to Live
4 . Try Harder
5 . California Roll
6 . Ways to Go
7 . New Vertical Dwellings
8 . Downtown Eastern Bloc
9 . More Rumours
10 . Don't Go to Liverpool
11 . Fuck Her Tears
12 . Want to Exist
13 . Somebody's Slave
14 . No Good
TIMES NEW VIKING LINKS:
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/timesnewviking
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