Finally you can give your baby that tattoo she’s been dreaming of! Or your hairless cat! Or your sleeping grandfather! Well, as long as that dream tattoo is a promotional item for the new Times New Viking album. And it’s a temporary tattoo. In the shape of Ohio.
You see, Merge Records is so jazzed to have the newly-acquired Times New Viking on their roster that they’ve produced temporary tattoos in honor of Dancer Equired, the new album from the lo-fi Midwestern rockers. If you preorder either the CD or vinyl version of the album through Merge’s online store, these temporary tattoos (and a poster of the album art!) will be delivered to your very own home, where your hairless cat will be waiting patiently to temporarily rebel through ‘body art’ against ‘the man.’ Dancer comes out April 26, so have that talk with your cat now before making this temporary commitment. Some questions to ask: does your cat/baby/catbaby really love Ohio that much? Can they commit to showing the world their appreciation for the music of Times New Viking, even in a school/work/church setting?
If not, maybe you could just gather around the baldies in the family and this NPR-crafted video about the band dealing with winter in Ohio. Either way, the magic you share will outlast the temporality of the medium.
04.21.11 - Nantes, France - Pole Etudiant
04.22.11 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
04.23.11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - OCCII
04.25.11 - Norwich, UK - Fuzz (Project Norwich)
04.27.11 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
04.28.11 - York, UK - The Duchess
04.29.11 - Wrexham, UK - Rope (Central Station)
04.30.11 - Glasgow, UK - Nice n’ Sleazys
05.01.11 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell (for Live in Leeds)
05.02.11 - Liverpool, UK - Club Lazy Genius (Mojo)
05.03.11 - London, UK - Upset the Rhythm (XOYO)
05.04.11 - Paris, France - Fleche D’Or
05.06.11 - Salzburg, Austria - Yeah!Club/ME (Rockhouse)
05.07.11 - Celje, Slovenia - Kino Metropol
05.09.11 - Vienna, Austria - B72