Pop. 1280 bring the same visceral crunch to their full length that they unleashed on their first Sacred Bones EP. The band's world view seems to have grown no brighter in the intervening months, still grounded in the dystopian notions of a post-punk post-apocalyptic future. The band's core of Chris Bug and Ivan Lip still traverse the scorched remains of their mythical world, "The Grid" and it seems that the reigns have only been pulled tighter and the body count only grown higher over time. The Horror is wrought with chewed glass rhythms and tar caked melodies that burn as much as they bind. Damn fine work and a hell of a follow-up to one of our favorite EPs from the last few years. Now if you'll excuse us, we've got an overwhelming urge to queue up Blade Runner, Logan's Run and The Running man and maybe cap it off with a trip to the Thunderdome.
[MP3] Pop. 1280 - Bodies in the Dunes
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