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

September 19, 2013


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
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 )

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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