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[q&a] Times New Viking keyboardist Beth Murphy on the rapture, lazy "lo-fi," and genre labels

 Columbus, Ohio trio TIMES NEW VIKING started making distortion-heavy, home-recorded noise pop in 2005, later releasing records with Siltbreeze, Matador, Wichita, and, last month, Merge....
By Liz Pelly  |  May 25, 2011
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Times New Viking | Dancer Equired

Times New Viking's tour of America's legendary indie-rock labels continues with their first release for Merge after a few albums on Matador and then Siltbreeze.
Merge Records (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  April 29, 2011

Harlem | Hippies

There’s a Flying V–shaped hole in my heart left by the death of Jay Reatard.
Matador (2010)
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 09, 2010

Market demand

The first time I saw Deerhunter was two years ago at Emo’s in Austin, as part of SxSW.
Deerhunter’s redistribution of rock
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 03, 2008

Sic Alps

U.S. Ez , emboldened by all sorts of sloppiness, works in the way of Lomax’s porch recordings, forcing rock and roll back into a folk tradition.
U.S. Ez | Siltbreeze
By DEVIN KING  |  July 15, 2008

Sweet and lo-

“You know, sometimes capturing the cleanness of how everything sounds is a futile attempt,” says Times New Viking vocalist and keyboard slapper Beth Murphy.
Your cynicism is no match for Times New Viking
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 24, 2008