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Six Pack of Jams: Neurosis, Black Keys feat. RZA, King Dude, Jeff the Brotherhood, Times New Viking and Gap Dream

Or, if I didn't have a day job we would have already been jamming these jams, so I'm gonna keep things brief. Last Friday, Noisey premiered "We All Rage in Gold," the lead track from Neurosis' forthcoming Honor Found in Decay. It's grungy, dirty, heavy as all hell, and if possible, has me even more stoked for October 30th. Remember that time when the internet was aflame with rumors the Black Keys had a second Blakroc rec...READ MORE

The Rockometer: Dancer Equired by Times New Viking

Times New Viking Dancer Equired Merge Records Underneath all the scuzz, fuzz, and lo-fi hiss, Columbus, Ohio's Times New Viking have always been a pop band at heart.  Songs like "Natural Resources, I've Got Mine," "Teenage Lust," "Drop-Out," and "My Head," may have been obscured on record, but when these numbers  came out live, with much truer fidelity, they really popped.  With Dancer Equired, the trio's first release for Me...READ MORE

“Ever Falling In Love” by Times New Viking

With "Ever Falling In Love," the second preview track from Times New Viking's Dancer Equared, it's quickly becoming clear that along with a move to Merge Records, the Columbus trio have made additional, even more substantial moves -- Towards pop and better fidelity.  No one will mistake "Ever Falling in Love," for something shiny, well-produced, and radio-ready, but for those familiar with the band's back-catalog, the change is stri...READ MORE

“No Room to Live” by Times New Viking

Recent internet chatter seems to indicate that Columbus' Times New Viking have a new album on the way and that album won't be for their current label, Matador Records.  While there's been no definitive word yet, there is this story from Donewaiting and their source World of Wumme.  Then, during some between song banter at the Guided by Voices classic line-up tour stop in LA, where TNV were serving as the opening act, Robert Pollard...READ MORE

From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Sweet Apple Profiled in the Plain Dealer, TNV Recording

* In a piece entitled, For Sweet Apple, the road to indie-rock stardom began with a long drive to nowhere, John Soeder, of the Plain Dealer, interviews John Petkovic, also of the Plain Dealer (the Paper), Cobra Verde, and Sweet Apple.  And while the story of how Petkovic hooked up with Dinosaur, Jr frontman, J Mascis, is one you've probably heard before, the story of why Petkovic will be sporting a fresh cast Friday night at the Gr...READ MORE

The Rockometer: Drummer, Times New Viking, AA Bondy, Zola Jesus, Om, and The XX

DrummerFeel Good TogetherAudio EagleMembers of the Akron, Ohio supergroup Drummer have played in such local favorites as Beaten Awake, Houseguest, Party of Helicopters, and The Black Keys. Those outside of NEO may not be familiar with the first three groups mentioned, but the Black Keys are the face of the Akron/Cleveland rock scene and the Keys' drummer, Pat Carney, plays bass on their debut Audio Eagle release, Feel Good Together....READ MORE

"Move to California" by Times New Viking

When Times New Viking sing, "Move to California, I hear you'll have a better time," between their now trademark ramshackle of hissing, whistling keyboards, distorted guitar, and throbbing, buckling drums, it's not exactly the type of endorsement that will actually get someone to move to California. If Times New Viking cared about you, they'd say something more along the lines of "Move to California, you'll never have to experience...READ MORE

From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Times New Viking Play Yo La Tengo in "Nothing to Hide" Video. Matador Announces Sweet TNV Pre-Order Deal

* AOL's Spinner premiered the video for Yo La Tengo's "Nothing to Hide," today, and it's so worth the 15 seconds you have to waste while waiting for the bikini wax commercial to end. Take a close look at that band pretending to be Yo La Tengo in the video embedded above. They should look familiar as they are none other than Columbus' Times New Viking taking on the role of Yo La Tengo during an in-store performance at Lost Weekend R...READ MORE

“No Time No Hope” by Times New Viking

With 2009 being the year lo-fi broke, as in other lo-fi bands not named Times New Viking making serious inroads into the independent underground as well as other lo-fi bands not named Times New Viking not living up to their buzz band status, one could forgive the Columbus, lo-fi pop trio had they decided Auto-Tune to be the new lo-fi, and trashed their established aesthetic for something with a bit more fidelity. They didn't. Ins...READ MORE

Deerhunter and Times New Viking Live @ The Grog Shop Cleveland. 11.14.08

I'd be hard pressed to name an artist as genuine, as good natured, and as caring as Deerhunter's Bradford Cox. Before his band's set at the Grog Shop Friday night, he was out in the courtyard in front of the venue, hanging out and talking with fans. During the sound check, he repeatedly asked the crowd if his guitar sounded ok. He really wanted that guitar to sound ok. Then, just as the band were ready to kick things off, he laun...READ MORE