October 5, 2012

Hear New Sound: Times New Viking's "Sleep-In"

It's hard to believe that it's already been four years since bands like Jay Reatard, Wavves, No Age and Times New Viking led a coup on a DIY lo-fi punk production. We haven't heard a peep from the latter of the Columbus, Ohio-based genre vets in well over a year, and admittedly, AS' last impression of those disheveled indie punks wasn't entirely positive. 2011's Dancer Equired! sounded a little tired and worn out of influence, but it's not to say that the LP didn't contain a few bright spots in its uptempo riff rippers "Fuck Her Tears" and "Way to Go." Today, we're getting reacquainted with the cassette-friendly trio's better side on their new track, "Sleep-In." It's the first preview off their forthcoming EP Over & Over, due out on October 15th via Wichita. A more than welcome return from Times New Viking, it finds the band snapping out of the hissy production, further removing their mask of distortion in favor of clarity and revealing an even more likeable depth to Adam Elliott and Beth Murphy's perfectly juxtaposed male-female vocals that had previously been drowned in fuzz. Hear Times New Viking wake back up in "Sleep-In" below...

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