TIMES NEW VIKING - Dancer Equired
"Dancer Equired" is the superb new album from one of our favourite bands, Ohio noise-pop upstarts Times New Viking!
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's a Culture
Ever Falling In Love
No Room To Live
Ways To Go
New Vertical Dwellings
Downtown Eastern Bloc
Don't Go To Liverpool
Fuck Her Tears
Want To Exist