The lastest from
Columbus, Ohio's TIMES
NEW VIKING ably avoids D.S.A. syndrome (an acronym
coined by The
Shadow Ring meaning "difficult second album").
Having developed even
more vim and vigor, TNV's blur of high-concept
pop, crud, and crunch
is staggering. It's the malcontented rumble of
Times New Viking
wistfully channeling spirits from the grime of
Washington Beach to
the shine of the Otago Peninsula. And in
Reich-speak, that may take a
thousand years to achieve, but you don't have to
be a Scottish weaver
to know that paisley wasn't patterned in a day.
Patience is a grace.
In the meantime, hold onto the rail and let it
rock! CD features six
tracks not on the vinyl, including a rad half
cover of the Half
Japanese classic "Thing With a Hook (Lover's
Lane)," plus both songs
from the band's 2006 single Busy Making Love And
War. Limited edition
LP with lyrics etched on the B-side.