Estamos a tan sólo unas horas de que este 2012 le llegue por donde vino de manera oficial, y a lo largo de esta semana les he estado haciendo llegar cada una de las ligas para que chequen los listados de fin de año que me encargue de armar para recapitular algunas cosas que me dejaron muy feliz durante estos 12 meses. Obviamente hay quienes han estado de acuerdo, y otros que han estado en total desacuerdo conmigo, pero eso es lo bonito de este tipo de listados... Ya saben? compartir. Pero bueno, siempre es imposible incluir toda la [...]
Este conteo se me ha pasado como agua entre las manos, al igual que todo este año que hasta cierto punto, ha sido uno bastante bueno para la persona detrás de todo este experimento que arranco hace ya dos años, con el que debo confesar que desde el inicio nunca tuve la idea de darle una continuidad como lo he estado haciendo en los últimos meses, así que me alegra bastante que muchos lectores que han dado con este blog de manera accidentada, estén disfrutando de las actualizaciones que día con día les vengo a dejar, pese a que existen [...]
Brooklyn label Sacred Bones Records is fêting its fifth anniversary with a December 21st gig on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Yes, the label "driven by pure originality and style" is retreating to Pioneertown, just down the road from Joshua Tree National Park, to host its celebration at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace with an all-star lineup featuring Zola Jesus , Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys), Psychic Ills , Cult of Youth [...]
Although they've only been around for five years, Sacred Bones have become one of indie's most prolific record labels with ties to such artists as Zola Jesus , Moon Duo , Psychic Ills , and more recent newcomers such as Cult of Youth and [...]
[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 [...]
Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach are METZ . The Toronto, CA noiserockers are set to release their self-titled full length LP on October 9th via the major indie known as Sub Pop . The LP was produced by METZ and was recorded by Graham Walsh (of Holy Fuck fame). This here is the lead single. Listen. Downloadable: Headache (mp3) You will be able to preorder METZ at some point in the near future @ subpop.com . You can download [...]
The peeps in Pop. 1280 must like paradoxes, since their music isn't poppy at all - dark, brooding, borderline evil rather. But maybe that dot means that "pop" stands for something else? Popsicle maybe? Popcorn? Oh, wait! It's from a novel by Nick Corey , and "Pop." stands for "population." Signed to Brooklyn's Sacred Bones, these guys released a full length in January entitled "The Horror" (that's more like it) which snatched a 7.5 from Pitchfork. I always say that I like tension and release in music, but... boy! Tense throughout, this stuff won't let [...]
New Pop. 1280 video (directed by Jacqueline Castel ) for the track "Bodies in the Dunes". "Bodies in the Dunes" is off of The Horror , one of my favourite records of the year so far!
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." -Willy Wonka Bruce Springsteen - "Rocky Ground" Typical Springsteen images of urban decay and social struggle are given a new context behind the hip-hop flavor of Wrecking Ball 's second single. CHAPPO – “Hell No” (NSFW) I would have loved to see the Craigslist casting call CHAPPO put out for this video. Hot Chip – “Night and Day” Now I know what all those [...]
The first of 400,000 outdoor music festivals of the Summer start this week, but there is plenty of other rocking for you, so good luck and make some excellent live music decisions. Thursday, May 24th Tenacious D, The Sights at The Fox Theater - Oakland People think that I look like Jack Black, and that [...]
This one’s quite a change of pace from all the ‘happy’ music posted earlier today (like 5 minutes ago). Pop.1280 , the New York based dark wave/industrial punk band, released a video for Bodies In The Dunes – off their recently released album The Horror – a couple of days ago. The video captures the dark, ominous tone of the song perfectly. Watch it below.
Pop. 1280 put out a new music video directed by Jacqueline Castel, and all the lyrical references come together like a disturbing and horrifying puzzle. Yes, my review of the band's latest album, the Horror , acknowledged the music's dark, gritty edge; however, I never would have figured that this track was somehow in reference to the Long Island serial killer-who is still at large, I might add. Dark, dark, unsettling stuff. / via /
This weekend, we plan on getting Blacked Out at the Empty Bottle , do some Dumpster diving at the Burlington , make a Day of it at Cole's and so much more. Let's do this... FRIDAY HOZAC BLACKOUT FEST It has return..eth! The garage slash punk slash rock 'n' roll fest [...]
You'll all be proud to learn that I managed - just barely - to restrain myself from naming the rap video that stars the terrifying decrepit pro-wrestling quasi-legend as this week's #1 video. This took an incredible amount of self-control, and I'm still second-guessing myself about it. Just know that, if you're making a video, you will absolutely earn yourself a place on this list if you cast Sid or Spike Dudley or TAKA Michinoku or Glacier or the Disciples Of Apocalypse or Norman Smiley in it. This week's picks: Read More...
Cuando conocí a Pop. 1280 y bajé su disco me dio un poquito de miedo. El art-punk que manejan no es digerible a la primera, a menos que tengamos el oído acostumbrado a este tipo de música. Después de varias escuchadas, me empezaron a gustar más, pero por desgracia los había olvidado hasta ahora. Jacqueline Castel fue la encargada de dirigir el video de " Bodies In The Dunes ", el último sencillo de esta banda neoyorquina. Díganme qué les parece.
The punk rock machine known as Pop. 1280 have released a video for their grim single, "Bodies In The Dunes". Maintaining the dark aesthetic of the song, director Jacqueline Castel loosley based the video around a Long Island serial killer who was responsible for murdering four prostitutes in cold blood and dumping their bodies in "heavy underbrush along a beachfront causeway." Watch Pop. 1280's video for "Bodies In The Dunes" below. Pop. 1280's new album, The Horror , is out now through Sacred Bones. Read more »
The New York band Pop. 1280 make a grimy, scuzzy, entirely sinister variety of art-punk. So it only makes sense that director Jacqueline Castel would turn the video for their song " Bodies In The Dunes " into a '70s-style mini-horror movie about a serial killer who buries his victims on a deserted beach. The video isn't exactly NSFW, but there's a good chance it'll get under your skin. Watch it and download the song below. Read More...
What: This one takes the song's title literally. Based loosely on a Long Island serial killer, who killed prostitutes and dumped their bodies near the beach , Pop. 12802s latest video, as a press release indicates, "is not for the faint of heart." Can't argue that it doesn't work for the track, however. Directed by: Jacqueline Castel The band is currently on tour. Check out their complete itinerary below. Pop. 1280 2012 Tour Dates: 05/19 - Detroit, MI @ Jumbo's ! [...]
Jacqueline Castel tiene El Toque para crear excelentes videos que vayan muy de la mano con la tematica de las canciones a las que les ha llegado a dar vida y en su mayoria, pertenecen a proyectos de uno de mis sellos favoritos: Sacred Bones . Ella en compañia de Future Primitive han estado haciendo visuales y films bastante interesantes los cuales poco a poco se han ido haciendo de un enorme nombre dentro del under y toda la escena DIY de estos momentos. En su mas reciente trabajo, decidieron tomar la impecable y violenta pieza que encabeza [...]
Inter-band scraps, blatant sexuality and off-stage debauchery aside, we hardly ever associate beefiness with your average blog band these days, even less so if they’re associated with Brooklyn. With No New York looking more like a fairytale, the bands that represent NYC are grown-ups like the National, Interpol and Animal Collective; all talented, but certainly not dangerous. It only takes one