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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 lot like Jay Reatard’s Lost Sounds, Steve Albini’s Big Black, and Japanese spazz-masters Polysics. Frontman Andrew Chugg recorded the songs during the same sessions that yielded Pop. 1280’s next album,… More »

By: 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 and first single “Lights Out,” a beautifully messy pigfuckabilly murder-dance. Now they’ve shared another track, the delightful “Human Probe,” that comes close to the clammy violence of the early-’90s Amphetamine… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm

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 any time in following it up. Their next LP has the awesome title Imps Of Perversion, and it arrives in a couple of months. The first single is the convulsive,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 12:05 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2012 - 2:23 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 turn the video for their song “Bodies In The Dunes” into a ’70s-style mini-horror movie about a serial killer who buries his victims on a deserted beach. The video isn’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 17, 2012 - 2:47 pm

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. “Bodies In The Dunes” is a squealing, stomping bit of postpunk evilness that gives me vague flashbacks to Sonic Youth’s “Death Valley 69.” Also of note: Judging by the cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2011 - 4:32 pm

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 at Public Assembly. The underground excitement for co-headliner Prurient is always there — especially considering Friday’s set was his first in 2 years — but excitement was also ratcheted u… More »

By: brandon / June 20, 2011 - 12:39 pm

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, but folks should also pay attention to the Stereogum/Sacred Bones-presented event’s strong supporting cast. I’ve gone on about The Men, Yellow Tears, and Lost Tribe, etc. Ditto gritty NYC BTWMore »

By: 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. (That’s Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

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 and one of Austin’s greatest institutions Chaos In Tejas to present a free all day/night party on Thursday March 17th at Beerland (711 Red River Street). It focuses on the… More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Band To Watch: Pop. 1280

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 »

By: brandon / October 8, 2010 - 10:24 am