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Pop. 1280: August 16, 2013 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

September 19, 2013
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I’d heard nothing but good things about Pop. 1280 since my NC buddy David Schwentker posted their Hopscotch Festival recording here from last year. It’s not just about the dark, synth-driven sound or the vocals that sound like the voice of the apocalypse. It’s about how they convert the sound of their excellent records, including this year’s Imps of Perversion on Sacred Bones, into a live show that, even in the late slot at Mercury Lounge, will wake you the hell up. The band tore through a short set of material that focused almost exclusively on Imps of Perversion, with one track from 2011’s The Horror making an appearance. Compared to the Hopscotch set, Pop. 1280’s sound has become even more refined and able to dominate a crowd, and we look forward to a longer engagement in the future.

I recorded this set in our usual manner for Mercury Lounge, with Schoeps MK41 microphones and an excellent soundboard feed from head engineer Kevin Mazzarelli. The sound is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Human Probe”

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Pop. 1280
2013-08-16
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK41>KCY>Z-PFA + Soundboard >> Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CSS 5.5 (align, mix down, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, eq)>Audacity 2.03 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Human Probe II
02 The Control Freak
03 Nailhouse
04 [tuning]
05 New Electronix
06 Human Probe>
07 Do the Anglerfish

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Pop. 1280: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 26, 2012
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[YouTube video courtesy of Mandi. See more of her videos]

Like more than a few bands from our part of the country, NYC’s Pop. 1280 made the trip down to this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina to share the tiny stage at Slim’s with some like-minded North Carolina bands as well as some bad-ass New York contemporaries. On a bill that also featured nyctaper favorites White Hills along with Chapel Hill’s Pipe and Raleigh’s Whatever Brains, Pop. 1280 fell more in line stylistically with the two NC bands, combining a heavy, aggressive punk-influenced sound with synth flourishes that helped identify them more with our neck of the woods. This set covered material from the band’s first two previous Sacred Bones Records releases, 2010’s The Grid and 2012’s The Horror.  The band expects to have another record under their belt some time in 2013, which it would appear some of the “unknown” songs below may be on.

Like the Whatever Brains and Pipe recordings from this show, this set was recorded by NC taper Dave Schwentker with fellow North Carolinian Bryon’s ceiling-installed Countryman B3 omnidirectional mics. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Step Into the Grid”

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Pop. 1280
2012-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

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Recorded and produced by Dave Schwentker

Countryman B3 (ceiling mount)>Church Audio CA-9100>Olympus LS-10>Audacity (edits)>FLAC

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 [unknown1]
03 Step Into the Grid
04 [unknown2]
05 Anonymous Blonde
06 Burn the Worm
07 [unknown3]
08 New Electronics

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