For whatever reason, the members of Times New Viking put their new album masters on a VHS cassette (because they can), and it came out sounding great. (Twenty-five percent higher fidelity, they claim.) And yeah, they’re pretty much the lo-fi flagship band, but “No Time No Hope,” off new album Born Again Revisited (Matador), shushes the noise orgy of 2008’s Rip It Off and kicks in something more effectively raw, something that dares to be compared to the Velvet Underground and other ’70s new-wave and punk bands. Born Again Revisited is set to be released on September 22.
“No Time No Hope” (download):