Pop. 1280: Boom Operator

Pop. 1280 are ready with the release of their first new album in three years. Way Station was recently introduced with Under Duress, and now a fantastic music video surfaces off it, one that matches the band's post apocalyptic industrial punk with equally distressing visuals, shot entirely on VHS and directed by Mark Perro of The Men.

The band comment in a statement: "The song itself is a story of a film technician losing his mind on set. The lyrics explore the terrible punishment we put our bodies and minds through in the world of capitalism. It also explores the topics of human degradation and humiliation, and the violence that erupts from people when they are dehumanized."

Absolutely relentless, the newly unveiled track is the opening cut to the band's anticipated new album.

"Boom Operator was recorded live in one take by Andrew Chugg at Gilded Audio," they add. "When the song was written, it started with the drum pattern and vocals and was built up around that. After that the throbbing synth was written, the last thing we figured out was the guitar.  It is in the key of B minor and is 130 beats per minute."

Way Station will be out December 6th, 2019 through the Belgian label, Weyrd Son Records.

POP. 1280, ON TOUR:
Dec 12, 2019: Montreal at L’Esco w/ Scattered Clouds
Dec 13, 2019: Quebec City at Scanner Bistro w/ Lungbutter
Dec 14, 2019: Ottawa at Cinqhole w/ Scattered Clouds
Dec 15, 2019: Toronto at Monarch Tavern w/ Whimm
Dec 16, 2019: Chicago at Empty Bottle w/ Good F*ck (FREE MONDAYS)
Dec 17, 2019: Pittsburgh at Collision w/ Alamoans (ask a punk for address)
Dec 18, 2019: Brooklyn at Union Pool w/ Whimm and Cube (RECORD RELEASE)

Feb 20, 2020: Ghent, BE @ Trefpunt
Feb 21, 2020: Paris, FR @ Sueprsonic
Feb 22, 2020: Charleroi, BE @ Rockerill
Feb 24, 2020: Berlin, DE @ TBC
Feb 25, 2020: Halle, DE @ Huhnermanhattan
Feb 26, 2020: Linz, AT @ Kapu
Feb 28, 2020: Budapest, HU @ Golya
Feb 29, 2020: Kosice, SK @ Collosseum
Mar 1, 2020: Bratislava, SK @ Kulturak Klub
Mar 2, 2020: Warsaw, PL @ Poglos
Mar 3, 2020: Gdansk, PL @ TBC
Mar 4, 2020: Lods, PL @ Dom
Mar 5, 2020: Prague, CZ @ Klub007
Mar 6, 2020: Leipzig, DE @ Brandstube
Mar 7, 2020: Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang

Cover photo by Scott Kiernan

Video directed by Mark Perro


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