Published Aug 13, 2008Following Times New Vikings much-loved Rip It Off, the Columbus threesome have revealed plans for a new EP. On October 21, the tape-hiss-loving lo-fi outfit will drop Stay Awake via their Matador home. And considering the band are to hit the road with Deerhunter for a fall tour, the timing couldnt be better, at least for the merch table.
According to Matador, the label was pushing for a ten-inch on this one but Times New Viking have "eschewed demands and opted to release Stay Awake as a five-track seven-inch, as well as a digital download. Were not sure on this but perhaps its because seven-inches are just more of a pain when it comes down to the artwork, which the band are still putting together by hand.
Here is the tracklisting for Stay Awake, as well as Times New Vikings upcoming tour dates, which find them stopping in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, as well as a many, many U.S. cities.
1. "Call & Respond
2. "Pagan Eyes
3. "Hate Hate Hate
1. "No Sympathy
2. "Sick & Tyred
8/23 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
8/30 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Park Pool &
9/17 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
9/19 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College
10/31 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse ^*
11/1 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ^
11/2 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle ^
11/3 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^
11/4 Washington, DC - Black Cat ^#
11/5 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church ^#
11/6 Princeton, NJ - Terrace F. Club ^#
11/7 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^#
11/8 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^$
11/10 Boston, MA - Paradise ^$
11/11 Montreal, QC - Theatre Plaza ^%
11/12 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^%
11/13 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom ^!
11/14 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop ^!
11/15 Chicago, IL - Metro ^!
11/16 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon ^!
11/17 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^!
11/20 Vancouver, BC - Richard's on Richards ^~
11/21 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^~
11/22 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater ^~
11/24 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ^~
11/25 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre ^~
11/28 San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
11/29 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts ^
12/1 Dallas, TX - Palladium Loft ^
12/2 Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounge Outside ^
12/3 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live ^
12/4 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^
12/5 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks ^
12/6 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree ^
& with Sonic Youth
^ with Deerhunter
* with Pylon
# with Knyfe Hyts
$ with Vivian Girls
% with Neighborhood Council
! with Disappears
~ with BARR