Choosing the path opposite anything slick, glossy and over-produced, Times New Viking built their sound on the imperfections and personality that come with lo-fi production. Although they recorded their new album in a studio and not in a home set-up, Dancer Equired is as fun, informed and true to their style as any of their four previous albums.
Turn up the album and keep reading below for Five Questions with the Band, a playlist of Bands They’ve Toured With and a Brooklyn ticket giveaway.
Five Questions with Times New Viking
- Who do you think is an important musician that most people have never heard of before?
Times New Viking: wow, tough question. if i think of a record i play over and over again that is under the radar would be bobb trimble. i love john lennon, and he is the indiana version.
- If you had access to any record in the world, what would you listen to right now?
TNV: right now i would want to listen to suicide. that kind of day.
- Which album or artist do you most associate with your childhood?
TNV: elo. telephone line in particular, that part where jeff lynne sounds like he is singing through a telephone. i loved literalism even back then.
- We hope people are ______________ when they listen to our music.
TNV: Open minded and maybe drunk/hungover.
- We were thinking about ______________ when we wrote music for the new album.
TNV: Sunshine and fleetwood mac.
Their label, venerable Merge Records, is hosting a playlist of Bands that Times New Viking Have Toured with on their Rdio profile. It’s got some big names on there, so listen along to appreciate where TNV has been.
If you live in the Big Apple and love Times New Viking, it’s your lucky day. We’re giving away two tickets to their May 27th show at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn.
How do you enter? Comment on this blog post (and make sure to leave your email address) or Tweet @Rdio your favorite Times New Viking song and include the hashtag #TNVtix between now and Tuesday, May 10th, 1:00 pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner—free Times New Viking tickets are that easy. Here’s the list of Official Rules.
What’s your favorite Times New Viking song?