Pop .1280 burst out onto the field with an abrasive, jackhammer assault that was The Grid in 2010 and much of that is present on their full-length debut The Horror. Songs like Beg Like a Human alone make the majority of The Grid’s lyricism quake with fear. One thing that didn’t thankfully change is their power of monotony. Each track, at any tempo, manages to feel like it drags along with the most droning vocals and lumbering,chugging instrumentation in a not-quite Sonic Youth deep, not quite Melt Banana dirty way. If Pop. 1280 sound like anything at all, it’s more in the Misfits’, or even Bauhaus’ brand of sickeningly dark punk rock.
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