Ten Kens’ previous release, a self-titled, 2008 effort, was a vastly underrated rock album which treaded in indie rock royalty (Bends-era Radiohead and The Pixies to name a couple touch-points), art-rock, and heavy, yet managed to sound fresh, not reverential or redundant. “Screaming Viking, the first song released from their follow-up, For Posterity, certainly has the heavy covered as a Thom Yorke-like falsetto is paired with a monster riff many a retro-rocking, doom band would gladly plunder, maraud, or pillage. The tom and bass heavy rhythm only adds to the foreboding nature of this track, making it an ideal for taking on Krakens, Englishmen, or whatever it is you feel like going all berserk on today.
MP3: Ten Kens – Screaming Viking
Ten Kens’ For Posterity will be released August 30th on Fat Cat Records over in the UK and on the following day on Last Gang Records in the States and Canada.