Thursday, September 27, 2012
TAKE MY MONEY, NUMERO GROUP!
We've been preaching the gospel of Numero for years now. With each release they put out, Numero Group gives tons and tons of love to the failed and forgotten. They unearth gems that were neglected when they were released, that were instantly obscure, and they give them the respect and love that they never ever had. Love that they might never have had if it wasn't for an amazing record label like Numero.
Spin Magazine followed the Numero guys around Louisiana while they went on a trip trying to hook up with some of these forgotten musicians, and the article really details how much work goes into any one of their releases. There's dead end after dead end, and loads of lost opportunities along the way. When the work pays off, though, it really pays off, and the end result is always something wonderful.
Read this article and know exactly why I began accumulating everything I can find from the label. I pick up their releases on reputation alone, because I know that their taste is impeccable and what they do is more than simply churning out an oldies collection. They are curators and historians. Numero friggin' rules.
READ THE SPIN ARTICLE!
This article really gets into how much work these guys put into each relase.
READ THE NUMERO GROUP BLOG!
This is where they promote upcoming releases, as well as torture vinyl geeks and music fanatics with teasers about what kind of magic they are whipping up. It's a slippery slope, gang.
BUY AMAZING NUMERO GROUP STUFF!
Browse all their wares, get their shirts, break the bank. Sometimes they will have website bonus records, too. You can get the forthcoming Numero Omnibus release on this site. They are only producing 1500 of these, and the first 500 preorders get a bonus single. DAMN YOU, NUMERO GROUP!