Los Angeles-based post-punk indie band Numb.er have shared their new single Numerical Depression, which is lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Goodbye’ out May 25 via felte. About the song Numb.er’s Jeff Fribourg says, “I once tried to move to New York in an effort to escape the changes going on in my life. The feeling of anxiety and sadness in making that decision is what gave birth to ‘Numerical Depression.’ Saying goodbye to everything you love is a truly grueling task and every second that you get closer to that reality can be heart breaking. I never did make it more than a week on a couch outside the city before I hopped into a tour van and made my way back to Los Angeles. In that I learned you can’t really run from your depression and the only way to feel alright is to face it. This track was a coping mechanism for all those feelings.” Take a listen via Bandcamp below.
Numb.er is performing live every Monday in May at The Echo in Los Angeles in support of the release of the ‘Goodbye’. The shows will include performances by Adult Books, Feels, Hit Bargain, JooJoo Ashworth of Froth and more.
Numb.er is the sonic brainchild of Los Angeles based photographer and visual artist Jeff Fribourg. With a background in graphic design, Fribourg imbues his work with a sense of architectural composition, layering angular guitar riffs and analog synths over throbbing drums and driving bass.
Fribourg developed his love affair with synthesizers — and his open-minded approach to music — as a founding member of LA psych-kraut favourites Froth. However, it was only with the creation of Numb.er that he was able to fully explore his eclectic musical inclinations. Combining elements of punk, shoegaze and post-punk, the project never commits to a singular worldview, allowing Fribourg’s vision to go anywhere without sounding ironic or forced.
With the release of Goodbye, Numb.er offers a genre-defying sonic document that finds them maximizing the creative potential of the studio while always remaining true to their dynamic and arresting live sound. Mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control, Numb.er takes a carefully orchestrated approach to chaos and adds Fribourg’s own subtle knack for memorable hooks and soft, melodic passages.
05.21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ~
~ w/ POW!, Hit Bargain, Circuit Break, Mono Records (DJ)
! w/ Feels, Adult Books, Duress, Club Disco Death DJ (DJ)