Museum On The Horizon – the latest LP from NYC noise-rock-turned-industrial trio Pop. 1280 – is out now on Profound Lore. Preceded by three wildly different singles and a rush of press on Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, the new album finds the group fully embracing their EBM/industrial-dance selves. I co-produced, recorded, and mixed the record with the group at Studio Windows over the winter…. it was one of my first in-person sessions after having to work remotely last year, and we fully dug into the studio process. Every drum machine and synth were synced – resulting in happy accidents and completely bizarre sounds – and we experimented heavily with processing (guitars through synths, synths through amps, everything through something else), resulting in something that feels very LIVE while leaning into the beats & grooves. Josh Bonati mastered Museum On The Horizon, and it’s available digitally and on CD on Bandcamp, and on vinyl direct from the label.

Pop. 1280 return with “Not Too Deep”, the second single from their industrial banger of a record Museum On The Horizon. Stereogum describes it as “a sweaty, clammy synth-punk track with a pulsating electronic beat and a feverish, paranoid vocal” and the band described to Brooklyn Vegan how “it seemed fitting to us to write a dance song in such apocalyptic times.” “Not Too Deep” is one of the undeniable groovers of the record, and showcases the experimental approaches we took with layering and arrangement in the studio while foregrounding the beat and the vocals. I produced, recorded, and mixed Museum On The Horizon with the group at Studio Windows, and it was mastered by Josh Bonati. Check out the video above, previous single “Noncompliant” below, and pre-order the album on BandcampMuseum On The Horizon is out September 24 via Profound Lore.

NYC noise-punks turned industrial-rivetheads Pop. 1280 are back with a new single, new LP, and new label! Stereogum premiered “Noncompliant”, the first single from Museum On The Horizon – an album that continues the metamorphosis from rock into electronic sounds. I co-produced, recorded, and mixed the record with the group at Studio Windows over the winter…. it was one of my first in-person sessions after having to work remotely last year, and we fully dug into the studio process. Every drum machine and synth were synced – resulting in happy accidents and completely bizarre sounds – and we experimented heavily with processing (guitars through synths, synths through amps, everything through something else), resulting in something that feels very LIVE while leaning into the beats & grooves. Josh Bonati mastered Museum On The Horizon, which comes out September 24 via Profound Lore. Check out “Noncompliant” below, and order a copy on Bandcamp!