Los Angeles-based band Numb.er will release their new album ‘Goodbye’ this Friday via felte. And the band’s have shared their new single We Hide via Bandcamp below.
About the song Numb.er’s Jeff Fribourg says, “This is one of the first progressions I came up with on a synth. I wanted it to sound like spill over from a club in an alley in Berlin. Being a fan of darker bands like Bauhaus and Primal Scream I looked to fuse those musical cultures with some straight-forward punk ideals and thrown it on it’s ass; slow it down and simplify it to add a club feel and an aggressive approach to an extremely sensitive theme.”
Numb.er is performing live every Monday in May at The Echo in Los Angeles in support of the release of the ‘Goodbye’. The upcoming shows will include performances by Adult Books, Feels, Hit Bargain 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.
Numb.er tour dates
05.21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ~
05.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex !
~ w/ POW!, Hit Bargain, Circuit Break, Mono Records (DJ)
! w/ Feels, Adult Books, Duress, Club Disco Death DJ (DJ)