Thirteen Steps is the newest release from New York’s Pop. 1280. It picks up right where last year’s “The Grid” left off, and is guaranteed to satisfy those waiting patiently for their new LP (due out 2012 on Sacred Bones). For the uninitiated, these New York creeps take the sonic palate of bands like Cop Shoot Cop, Swans, or even the Contortions and put it through a cyberpunk blender; somehow in the process managing to make catchy songs out of dissonant noise, scrap metal, synths, and drums. It’s paranoid, potent, and packs a healthy dose of swagger. Thirteen Steps was recorded by Ben Greenberg at Python Patrol [RIP] and is limited to 500 handnumbered copies (first 100 on red vinyl). Be sure to catch Pop 1280 on tour this October!