Few bands take Guided By Voices as their point of reference, but certainly in the case of Times New Viking that cant be a bad thing as their recently released album Dancer Equired goes to show.
[audio:Times New Viking – it’s a culture.mp3]With support from Jemek Jemowit and the D/B Sound System, count on another class night at the Madame Claude sister venue.
Times New Viking have been noted for their lo-fi aesthetic, recorded to cassette, which drew comparisons to Guided by Voices’ early records. This also meant they were considered part of the “shitgaze” genre, alongside contemporaries such as Psychedelic Horseshit and Eat Skull. Notable features of their songs include shouted vocals, distorted drums and loud, trebly guitars, in addition to tape hiss and brevity. Their lyrics are generally sloganistic and feature pop culture references.
Times New Viking | Song
In 2010, the group released a 7″ single available on their tours opening for Guided by Voices. The single, featuring “No Room to Live”, displayed cleaner production, a result of the band utilising proper recording studios for the first time- namely Musicol Recording studio and Columbus Discount Recordings. It has been reported by Merge Records that Dancer Equired will also feature this production style.
Times New Viking & Jemek Jemowit LIVE
D/B Sound System DJs
Thursday, 12.05.2011 | 20:00 CET
Marie Antoinette | Bogen 47, Holzmarktstr. 15-18| 10179 Berlin