Why are Times New Viking so awesome? Maybe because they sound like The Go! Team, Sonic Youth and the Velvet Underground jamming together in your friend's basement. The Columbus, Ohio band's 3rd album Rip It Off was released by Matador on January 22nd and pretty much every song is stellar. Get it here.
Times New Viking is at the Mod Club in Toronto on February 20th with Jeffrey Lewis and Super Furry Animals.