Brooklyn noir-noise-pop band Pop. 1280 has debuted an appropriately haunting and unsettling video for “Bodies In The Dunes,” a creepy-as-fuck track off the band’s latest album, The Horror. According to a press release, the video is “based loosely on 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.” You know, light, kid-friendly stuff.
With striking visuals from director Jacqueline Castel, the video brings the song’s harrowing tale of murder and body discovery to life, juxtaposing beautiful images of waves crashing into the beach with scenes of a woman facing off against a menacing attacker. If Brian De Palma started directing low-budget music videos for Sacred Bones artists, this is what it would look like. Those surprised by the gruesome content should remember the fact that the band’s name is a direct reference to a novel by pulp crime writer Jim Thompson.
The group will hit the road with its doom-soaked tunes for the rest of May and into June. Check out the tour dates, below.
Tour Dates For Pop. 1280:
05/19 – Detroit, MI – Jumbo’s
05/20 – Chicago, IL – Treasure Town
05/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Memory Lanes
05/22 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
05/24 – Seattle, WA – Josephine
05/25 – Portland, OR – TBA
05/26 – San Francisco, CA – Submission (Warm Leatherette Party)
05/27 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
05/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Fenix 5-4
05/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Down and Out
05/30 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
05/31 – Tucson, AZ – The District
06/01 – Las Cruces, NM – Trainyard
06/02 – Austin, TX – The Parrish (Chaos in Tejas)
06/03 – Tulsa, OK – Yellow Brick Road
06/04 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
06/05 – Nashville, TN – The End w/ Useless Eaters
06/06 – Asheville, NC – TBA
06/07 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
06/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands