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The Horror

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Burn the Worm
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New Electronix
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Nature Boy
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Bodies in the Dunes
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Cyclotron
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Beg Like a Human
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Dogboy
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West World
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Hang 'em High
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Crime Time
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 43:27

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Austin L. Ray

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For more than 10 years, Austin L. Ray has been writing about entertainment and culture. He's sat in a dark tent with Zach Galifianakis, walked Savannah, Ga.'s s...more »

01.24.12
Pop. 1280, The Horror
2012 | Label: Sacred Bones Records / S.C. Distribution

“Burn, burn/ burn the worm,” goes the ominous chorus of The Horror‘s pissed-and-pulverizing opener, the perhaps-unsurprisingly titled “Burn the Worm.” Subtle, Pop. 1280 is not. But you don’t really need a gentle hand when your band regularly and fiercely recalls the finer moments of Liars, the Birthday Party and Swans. Where 2010′s The Grid EP sported the occasional synth-heavy hook, The Horror is positively relentless, piling brutal rhythmic grinding on top of lyrical references to… read more »

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Verdunguy

They are obnoxious in the interview, and look like right self-indulgent fools in the publicity photo... but they are actually good. I'm enjoying this release, and hope they get out a few more before they are consigned to working customer service at the airport in Newark NJ. Don't be put off by the silliness of the image they are presenting - they are actually kind of interesting.

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Who Are…Pop. 1280

By Matthew Fritch, Contributor

Getting under your skin has been Pop. 1280's business since 2009, when the Brooklyn-based industrial/noise outfit issued the appropriately titled "Bedbugs" 7-inh. Led by singer Chris Bug and guitarist Ivan Lip, the band's commitment to provocation knows no bounds: We suppose you could do worse than open your debut album by shouting "Two dogs fucking!" but we'd have to comb through some pretty dark corners of eMusic's catalog in order to suggest something more foul.… more »