Friday, February 02, 2007

Times New Viking, Present The Paisley Reich

Recent Matador Records signees Times New Viking have a new record coming out this month titled Present The Paisley Reich, the follow-up to their 2005 debut Dig Yourself (Siltbreeze).

"Noise rock, lo-fi, post-punk, garage rock."

"Inspired by 90’s avant-rock groups like Pavement and Mission of Burma."

"Pro-tools? Digital remastering? None of that here. Times New Viking sound as if their scrappy garage rock was recorded on a decades old cassette boom box."

"Jared Philips' guitar clearly violates the amp's warranty."

"This is art punk, motherfucker."

Those are just a handful of blurbs that give a bit of insight to what the trio (drummer/vocalist Adam Elliot, keyboardist/vocalist Beth Murphy and guitar virtuoso Jared Phillips) who hail from Columbus, Ohio are into. Matador adds "We fully expect it is just a matter of time before they become the favorite band of exactly the sort of people you can't stand to hang around with."

I laughed out loud when I first read that quote. Not only because of the general cleverness, but because it's about as accurate as one could be about the music that Times New Viking create. You're either into this brand of music, or you generally stay away from the genre all together.

Me? I like to have some good, disorderly blasts of white noise thrust in my direction from time to time.

Times New Viking - Devo & Wine
Times New Viking - Hidding In Machines

You can check out more songs at their official site and MySpace.