New Video: Los Angeles’ Numb.er Releases a Blistering Punk Rock-Inspired Single

Last year, I wrote a bit about  Numb.er.  Led by its Los Angeles, CA-based creative mastermind Jeff Fribourg, who’s perhaps best known as a founding member of psych rock/kraut rock band Froth, and as you may recall, Fribourg’s latest project can trace its origins to a deep love of synthesizers that began when he started experimenting with them while with Froth; however, with his latest project, Fribourg and company mesh elements of punk rock, post-punk, noise rock and shoegaze.

Goodbye, Numb.er’s full-length debut was released last year through felte records, and album singles “Numerical Depression” and “A Memory Stained” established the project’s genre-bending sound and approach — with “Numerical Depression” featuring elements of 77 era punk, early 80s post-punk and Nirvana, while  the murky and moody “A Memory Stained” meshed 60s psych pop and synth-led New Wave in a way that brought TOY to mind. “Again,” Goodbye‘s latest single was centered around a decidedly minimalist approach featuring angular distortion pedal-fueled power chords, a motorik-like groove, shouted lyrics, blasts of analog synth, and a rousingly anthemic, mosh pit friendly hook. Sonically speaking, the song is a seamless synthesis of 77 era punk and early 80s post-punk that deceptively sounds as though it could have been released around 1981 or so.

Directed by Travis Waddell, the recently released video features the members of the band performing the song in an empty warehouse — and with the intensity of their live set.  And speaking of their live set, the band will be embarking on a short tour that includes a handful of sets at this year’s SXSW. Check out the dates below. 

 

Numb.er Tour Dates
03.07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

03.08 San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop  
03.09 Phoenix, AZ @ Flying Burrito Festival
03.12 Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Felte Showcase) ^ @ 10:45pm
03.13 Austin, TX @ Spider House (Queen of the Scene) @ 2:30pm
03.14 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas, Volstead Stage (Levitation Festival) @ 5:30pm  
03.15 Austin, TX @ Electric Church (Space Agency) @ 3:00pm
03.16 Austin, TX @ Spider House (Onward Indian Party) @ 7:00pm 03.17 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Burgermania VII) @ 4:15pm

* w/ Miserable, Houses of Heaven 
^ w/ Kirin J. Callinan, Odonis Odonis, Devon Church, Gold Cage, The Pantones