Numb.er

Numb.er

credit: james Sakert

Numb.er (pronounced nuhm-er) is the sonic brainchild of photographer and visual artist Jeff Fribourg. With a background in graphic design, Fribourg imbues 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, the band’s first LP, 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, Goodbye is a tightly crafted debut from one of Los Angeles’ most exciting new bands.

Touring with the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers & The KVB

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Genre: Punk
Subgenre: Post-Punk
From: Los Angeles, CA