Los Angeles-based band, 'Numb.er', has released the new video to their song 'A Memory stained' from their debut album 'Goodbye'. Released back in May, the song easily demonstrates Jeff Fribourg's (the band's lead member) dominance over post-punk sounds and the mixed influences of psychotic rock.
Regarding their very first full-length album, Jeff had earlier told Paste Magazine, "There was a time in my life when things were very chaotic in a dark, but the fun way and now I can’t remember why or how I got to that place. I struggle to remember exactly who or what I’m talking to in this song, but nonetheless the place in time that it came from left a stain in me which continues to remind me of those nights, and how they are a part of me now." The song was released via Felte.bandcamp along with the rest of the album has its own video now.
Our debut album, Goodbye, is available now @felte_@Bandcamp: https://t.co/UNM1OLi0tJ @AppleMusic: https://t.co/OgeeGODHDK @Spotify: https://t.co/EP3w2EYnHa pic.twitter.com/mAuygiZ5AF— Numb.er (@Numb_er_la) May 25, 2018
Although the band is often compared with the 70-80s English rock band The Cure, it certainly resonates with the sound of the grunge era when music was more bass-driven and lyrics were faith-driven.
Such a high contrast within one song has given Numb.er their edge. The video, just like the track, explores the captivating darkness which has prevailed in rock (in general) since the 70s. The band has been quite busy after the release of their first project. After touring Europe where they performed in London on Monday with 'A Place To Bury Strangers', the band plays on Tuesday night with Felte labelmates, Sextile At Electrowerkz.
Our "A Memory Stained" video is out today & @louderthanwar wrote about it! We play our last show with @APTBS in London (sold out). You can catch us tomorrow also supporting @felte_label mates @Sextileband at @Electrowerkz https://t.co/OheIQWbENK pic.twitter.com/YiUmH3yeFD— Numb.er (@Numb_er_la) September 17, 2018
As the sonic brainchild of Los Angeles based photographer and visual artist Jeff Fribourg the band's sound is imbued by 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 favorites 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.
Watch the full video here:
Check out their tracklist below:
1. Lude (I Need It)
3. Numerical Depression (stream)
4. Without Bloom
5. State Lines
6. A Memory Stained (stream)
8. The Black Bird
9. Again (stream)
10. We Hide (stream)