In this latest promotional video for Times New Viking’s upcoming release Dancer Equired, the recent Merge Records signees traipse through the snow in their Ohio hometowns. The short film takes the viewer to the small towns of Troy, New Lebanon and Gahanna, Ohioâ€”all the while being serenaded by cuts from TNV’s new record. If the songs sound a bit less noisy than usual, that’s because the band took to a studio for the first time ever to record these tracks. The album was recorded at Columbus Discount Records and the famed Musicol Recording Studio in Columbus, Ohio. Dancer Equired hits record shops on April 26. In the meantime, you can catch the band as they head to SXSWâ€”dates after the jump.
As if the recent glut of Ohio-centric record label signings wasn’t enough, you can add Columbus-based Psychedelic Horseshit to the list. FatCat Records, an independent English label most famous for its discovery of Icelandic post-rockers Sigur RÃ³s, today signed the noisy Ohio collective fronted by the ever-opinionated Matt Whitehurst. Psychedelic Horseshit’s painfully lo-fi recordingsâ€”dubbed ‘shitgaze’ by the group itselfâ€”have formerly seen release through Columbus Discount Records, Woodsist and Slitbreeze.
FatCat will release the band’s latest record later this year. In the meantime, they’ve made last year’s cassette album Acid Tape available for free download. Additionally, signing up for the group’s mailing list will net you a brand new MP3 from the forthcoming record.
At this rate, you might want to consider placing your bets on the next Columbus-based band to get signed.