Stay Awake [EP] - Times New Viking
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  • Summary: The 5-track EP follows the indie-rock band's first release, Rip It off, on the Matador Records label.
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  1. This is the kind of music we should be hearing all the time, instead of the deathly boring muzak we (and our ears) generally expect.
  2. Their songwriting here, then, betrays not just a love for interesting sonics but hooks and harmonies too. Contrary to popular belief, they aren't just about obscuring their melody behind tape hiss and grungy no-wave like a lot of their similar sounding peers.
  3. Stay Awake's neither a coda nor a collection of cast-offs or curios. In just over 10 minutes, the EP not only lays out five fresh TNV cuts worthy of any of their LPs, but throws a whole lot more of that "nuance" business all over the place.
  4. It sounds more like half an album than an EP. It also sounds more like half-an-album than half-assed.
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