by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Last week we wrote about "Wastoid" in our "Fuzzy Meadows" Top 10 column, and we're back this week with the premiere of album closer, "Feeel," a very different look into The Numerators' psych punk world. The Numerators have gone further down the rabbit hole with Strange, their official full length debut and the album closer is as good an example of that as any. Sure the Brooklyn-via-Austin trio are still noisy, ragged, and surfy, but the psychedelic influence has taken a hold and things have spiraled out into new dimensions for the band. Sonic freak-outs, harsh layers of reverb and warm melodies blend together, floating like a dusty drive through the desert with little to do but expand your mind. Everything is one, working in harmony as The Numerators' layered wall of fried psych soul rings out over an infectiously slinky bass line and hazy melody, pulling you into a deep state of drifting relaxation... the calm before the eventual storm.
Recorded and mixed by Ian Rundell (Ghetto Ghouls) in Austin, TX and mastered by Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) in Brooklyn, NY, the sound of Strange incorporates both the easy going vibes of their Southern garage punk roots and the claustrophobic chaos of big city living. The perfect amount of weird, this is The Numerators at their finest.
Strange is due out May 20th via Amateur Freak.