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Dumb Numbers is the dream supergroup of any respectable fan of heavy, sludgy, grungy guitar music. The rotating line-up includes representatives of Melvins, Dinosaur Jr, Einstürzende Neubauten, Jesus Lizard and more besides. II is the sound of some total pro’s playing together with no stress, no pressure: just the urge to make some thick and lovely songs. Out on Joyful Noise.

Vinyl LP £17.99 JNR198LP

BLACK vinyl LP from Sebadoh, Melvins, Neubauten and Jesus Lizard folk on Joyful Noise!.

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Limited Vinyl LP £17.99 JNR198LPC1

Limited PURPLE vinyl for indies stores only. Get in.

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CD £11.99 JNR198CD

CD from Sebadoh, Melvins, Neubauten and Jesus Lizard folk on Joyful Noise!.

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II by Dumb Numbers
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7/10 Robin Staff review, 17 August 2016

With guitars that gleefully grunge and a mission statement that reads “look how many bands we are also in!!!”, Dumb Numbers return for a second record of sludge action, compiling their personnel fodder of Melvins, Dino Jr., Neubauten and Jesus Lizard... also Best Coast. So many famous bands to this one little record of wahing solos and gurgled vocal chants, huh? You can almost hear little moments from each old-school band department.

I’m not gonna go on about all the bands too much, but “My Mantra” has the emotive capacity of Dino Jr. in its progressions, happily spoiled by the hard-rock solo nonsense and striking slow drums of Melvins. It’s furious and of course it’s quite seamless, because… so many old pro dudes. “Girl On The Screen” is a psychedelically tinged ballad, sighed into existence and kept on the subtler side of grunge by way of a simple guitar line and a nimble bassline -- it’s like they’re all resisting their rockier temptations and understanding the beauty of hesitation.

A surprising amount of versatility, considering they’ve spent years in raucous antics: “Essence/Existence” opens on a beautiful crest of ambience, eventually building into a smoky rock ballad with strings and synth. They will use feedback and fury, of course (the rest is yours to discover!), but it’s nice to see they’ve thought about a musical future beyond that too. A fine one from the ultimate namedrop merchants of rock music.




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