We are pleased to announce the release of the new album Dancer Equired, from one of our favourite bands, Ohio noise-pop upstarts Times New Viking, on April 22, 2011!
Times New Viking are considered one of the best of the lo-fi revival scene, alongside Wavves and No Age. And like their fellow Statesmen Guided By Voices (who they’re toured with), they’ve won fans and praise galore for beautifully brash, creative, loud lo-fi indie pop punk.
Dancer Equired 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 to record anything. Between Columbus Discount Recordings and the famed Mus-i-col (closest thing to Muscle Shoals we got) during the Summer of Violence.
With the help of Adam Smith and Dustin White, Times New Viking produced and recorded and album that sounds like a mellow night out. Though it abandons pissy histrionics of the past, it remains loud and brash, with mammoth guitars still piled on. The result is a cleaner production that magnifies the beautiful traits the band has nurtured from the beginning while retaining their endearing authenticity.
It would be easy to describe the album as a new chapter, but in knowing the forward-thinking, never-settled energies of Times New Viking, this is an entirely new book. Rip it up and start again.
The amazing video for first single No Room To Live was directed and edited by Brandon Reichard and Pelham Johnston, with production from the band, the vibrant footage saw around 40 artists from Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere contribute by printing each frame from real video then hand drawing, colouring or decorating (nearly 3,000 of them) and putting back together.
Times New Viking are Adam Elliott, Beth Murphy, and Jared Phillips.
Dancer Equired In Stores on Friday, April 22, 2011
31st March, 2011 : Posted by Admin