I met Times Neue Roman while working on a piece for R3 on the meaning of “place” Canadian hip hop. You can check that out here. In the piece, Arowbe, TMR’s lead, was against overtly representing “place” in his music.
Here is the result of a recent TNR jam session with indie TO band Tonka Puma. (Shhhhh! A leaked demo for the interview show and winniecooper.net fans only!)
Times Neue Roman “Toronto”. Hmmm. Irony, anyone?
Promotion is hard for any upstarts. And these guys have created an interesting keepsake to promote the band.
The walkman includes a Times Neue Roman cassette, headphones and batteries. A cassette tape?! Wow. (BTW: The tape has the whole TMR record on it and some bonus tracks, I understand.)
An extinct device from the golden era of hip hop that plays a cassette by a bunch of guys who do video game bleep-bloop hip hop beats.
I think these are sold out but if you are interested, check out the deets here.