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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week is a new column that will highlight the tunes the Stereogum staff found to be the foremost music of the past seven days. The primary qualification for eligibility is that a song is new to us and can be heard online, so even if it only exists a… More »

You’ll all be proud to learn that I managed — just barely — to restrain myself from naming the rap video that stars the terrifying decrepit pro-wrestling quasi-legend as this week’s #1 video. This took an incredible amount of self-control, and I’m still second-guessing myself about it. Just know that, if you’re making a video,… More »

New York Jim Thompson fans Pop. 1280’s shredding, scowling The Grid 12″ surfaces after the self-released “Bedbugs” 7″ and a split single with Hot Guts. The sharply noisy post-punk/no wave quartet conjure a scrubby, dangerous Downtown New York junkyard that no longer exists. Not a specific sound. More a sensibility, subject, and clamor that crosse… More »

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Pop. 1280 – “Krankenschwester”

On their new limited edition 7", synth-laden New York noise-punks Pop. 1280 explore the confluence of sex and violence. On B-side "Krankenschwester," that sounds a…
Chris DeVille | December 9, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Pop. 1280 – “Human Probe”

New York horror-garglers Pop. 1280 are coming back with their hilariously titled sophomore album Imps Of Perversion next month, and we loved the opening track…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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Pop. 1280 – “Lights Out”

Last year, the demonic Brooklyn noise-punks (and circa-2010 BTW) Pop. 1280 released The Horror, an album of evil guitar-scrapes and anti-people sentiments. They haven't wasted…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Pop. 1280 – “Bodies In The Dunes” Video

The New York band Pop. 1280 make a grimy, scuzzy, entirely sinister variety of art-punk. So it only makes sense that director Jacqueline Castel would…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2012 - 2:47 pm
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Pop. 1280 – “Bodies In The Dunes”

New York BTW Pop. 1280 will release a new album called The Horror early next year, and below, you can download a track from it.
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2011 - 4:32 pm
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Iceage, Prurient @ Stereogum/Sacred Bones Northside Showcase, Public Assembly, New York 6/17/2011

It's been bubbling awhile, but the anticipation for Iceage's sold-out American live debut boiled-over in the weeks leading up to the Stereogum/Sacred Bones Northside Showcase
brandon | June 20, 2011 - 12:39 pm
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Pop. 1280 – “Step Into The Grid” Video

There's been a lot of chatter surrounding Danish punk crew Iceage's first Stateside show (and co-headliner Prurient's first NYC show in 2+ years). Deservedly so,…
brandon | June 13, 2011 - 9:37 am

SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday.
Stereogum | March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm
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Stereogum/Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas Unofficial SXSW Party

We’ll be in Austin in a couple weeks. Nobody likes a lazy non-contributor, so we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite labels Sacred Bones
brandon | February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm
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