Well, I hadn't planned on posting about tonight's Times New Viking show over at DiverseWorks -- nothing against DW (who I like quite a bit), but I just hadn't heard Times New Viking and didn't think I'd have time to check 'em out before the show hit. Here I am, though, with a wee bit of downtime, so I bounce on over to the band's MySpace page, and...holy fucking wow. Okay, I'm impressed; it's been a long time since anybody channeled the spirit and sound of Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand (nope, not even GbV can pull it off, these days), but this band somehow manages to fucking nail it. The songs are scrappy and messy, noisy in a lo-fi-as-hell way, but the melodies work their way inexorably through the muck even still, and the result's catchy and endearing like you wouldn't believe. Think Sebadoh, early-early Spoon, or a less-melancholy Comet Gain, if you need more incentive to see/hear these folks.
Sadly, my evening's already spoken for (Wed. nights are bad for me...), but if yours isn't, then I'd highly recommend you get up off the couch and over to the warehouses to check out this show -- also playing are Little Claw, who I don't know, and The Wiggins, who are freakin' nuts (in a good way). $8, and the festivities start "a little after" 9PM, according to the show organizers...
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