Boomkat Product Review:
Few bands are so adept at cross-pollinating noise and addictive pop music as Times New Viking. This EP is another prime example of the Ohio trio's Ramones-in-a-blender approach to punky melodicism, hitting high points like 'Sick & Tyred', which gives peers like No Age a run for their money in terms of articulate din mongering. 'Call & Respond' introduces some organ embellishment, thickening up an already impenetrable wall of fudgy distortion and cranked-to-11 amps, something followed up on brilliantly by 'Pagan Eyes', whose heavy riffing and screechy girl group vocals (courtesy of Beth Murphy) sound brilliantly like a combination of Daydream Nation-era Sonic Youth, Vivian Girls, Magik Markers and (very oddly) a garaged-up Go! Team. Relentless and brilliant, and all packaged in a conveniently small dosage for first-timers.