Times New Viking is a sublimely loose underground trio from Columbus, Ohio. Beth Murphy, Jared Phillips and Adam Elliott met at art school in Columbus and formed the band in 2003, around the time they finished their studies. Asked by Clash Magazine to name Times New Viking’s formative influences, Elliott cited the Fall, the Shaggs, the Modern Lovers and Half Japanese. In the spirit of the Fall, TNV releases scads of records every year; like early Half Japanese, TNV does most of its recording at home, crudely, and the adjective “lo-fi” is seldom far from Times New Viking’s name in print.
After TNV’s first release, the Busy Making Love + War 7-inch (Columbus Discount 2005), Philadelphia’s... Read More