Tonight / ??!!
The Numbs Explore Uncharted Musical Territory
by Dave Segal
on Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM
(Cairo) Former U member Jeff Johnson's decision to go solo under the name The Numbs has yielded fantastic dividends. In a music scene largely hell-bent on treading the most trodden sonic territory possible, Johnson has opted for the path way less traveled, and what a bizarre side street it is. Like a Northwest cousin to New York's Black Dice, The Numbs warps every sound on his People cassette into grotesque simulacra of "real" instruments. The resultant emissions align into an unsettling sort of exotica that subverts your tidy notion of what "music" should do.