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Video: Times New Viking On Tour In Ohio

Jo McCaughey/Courtesy of Merge Records
Times New Viking.
Jo McCaughey/Courtesy of Merge Records

The Columbus, Ohio-based trio Times New Viking recently shot video footage of its snowy adopted hometown as a way of promoting its forthcoming album, Dancer Equired. Atop an ivory ice carpet, Times New Viking hits some of its favorite local spots, including a greasy spoon, a tape-deck-equipped sedan, a cemetery and its (presumed) practice space.

The band offered these thoughts on the film in an email exchange with All Songs:

"hello, we are times new viking from columbus ohio" was shot by jo mccaughey in and around the small hometowns of the band. adam is from troy, ohio. jared is from new lebanon, ohio, and beth is from gahanna, ohio.
intended to be a snapshot/vignette of where we came from before we moved to the big college town of columbus, ohio. the "roots" of our upbringing. our music somehow fits perfectly, no need for voiceovers. highlights include the landmark k's hamburgers in troy and snicker's bar in new lebanon, home to the karaoke in dixie county. please visit small town ohio. shot on a beautiful and very cold winter day.

Dancer Equired comes out April 26 on Merge Records.