Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Times New Viking - Rip It Off (****)

Matador debut from this intently lo-fi noise-pop three piece. The pop hooks of their previous releases remains in tact here, but more importantly, so do the layers of guitar fuzz and amp noise, swathing these 16 tracks in enough noisy hiss to put-off the intolerant yet reward the patient.

Highlights: "Drop-Out", "(my head)", "Another Day", "Times New Viking vs. Yo La Tengo"

RIYL: Guided by Voices, Sebadoh, The Exploding Hearts, Beat Happening


"Faces on Fire"

"Time New Viking vs. Yo La Tengo"

"Another Day"

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