■Times New Viking/Welcome, Times New Viking!

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Welcome, Times New Viking!

Times New Viking will release their new album Dancer Equired on April 26 via their new home in the US, Merge Records.

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, between Columbus Discount Recordings and the famed Mus-i-col (the 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 an album that sounds like a mellow night out. Though it abandons the pissy histrionics of the past, it remains loud and brash, with mammoth guitars still piled on, only magnifying the bright beautiful traits the band has nurtured since the beginning.

It would be easy to describe the album as a new chapter, but knowing the forward-thinking, never-settled energies of Times New Viking, this is an entirely new book. Rip it up and start again.

Times New Viking also premiered the video for the album track "No Room to Live" on Pitchfork. Directed and edited by Brandon Reichard and Pelham Johnston with production from the band, the vibrant footage saw around 40 artists from Columbus, OH, and elsewhere contribute by printing each frame (nearly 3,000 of them) from real video; hand drawing, coloring, or decorating them; and putting them back together.

Watch the video for "No Room to Live" now.

The band is confirmed for a number of appearances at this year's SXSW Festival including the Merge label showcase.

Times New Viking are Adam Elliott, Beth Murphy, and Jared Phillips. You can find them on the web at their website and on Twitter.

2011-02-09 : Times New Viking :

■Times New Viking/Love Love Love !! Times New Viking release new album !

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Times New Viking Sign to Merge, Reveal New LP
Watch the video for "No Room to Live" from new album Dancer Equired

Ohio shit-fi indie rock heroes Times New Viking have signed with Merge Records, who will release their new album, Dancer Equired, on April 25 in the U.S. (Wichita will release it in Europe, Pop Frenzy in Australia, and Big Nothing in Japan.) It's the follow-up to 2009's Matador LP Born Again Revisited.

The first single from the record will be "No Room to Live", which previously appeared on a tour-only 7" during the band's jaunt with Guided by Voices last year. You can take a listen to the song above, and check out its video (directed by Brandon Reichard and Pelham Johnston) below.

If you're heading to SXSW, the band will be appearing at this year's festival in Austin as well, which goes down March 16-20.

Times New Viking - No Room to Live from Merge Records on Vimeo.


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