Adhering to the highest standards of journalism, a writer must always be mindful of his biases. That is unless you write for an alt weekly, in which case, ethics be damned. So what if I occasionally use Heard Mentality to shamelessly write about my friends and plug their bands– cut me some slack–I only write about the supremely talented ones. One such act, hailing from Ye Friendly Town of Whittier, is prog duo the Littlest Viking.
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They formed the Littlest Viking, who rock a syncopated blend of melody and math that occasionally makes use of vocals, but often goes without. In support of their recently released second album (available on Mountain Man Records,) the band recorded a video for the song “Picadilly Palare is a Real Boner Drag/Return of the Mack (Redux)” (try saying that 15 times with a mouthful of marbles.) The video, which clocks in over 10 minutes stars local DJ Chris Oldboy Lynch, whose wizardry behind the tables is only matched by his exuberance.