Numero Group: By The Numbers


Pissing off people since 2011: The return of the Numero #RSD pop-up store
March 19, 2013, 9:55 am
Filed under: 24-Carat Black, Newsworthy, Record Store Day, Unwound

For the third year in a row, the Numero Group will “pop up” on Record Store Day as a retail store. Much vitriol and hate has been spewed at us in the past for our circumvention of “the rules,” and since we’re gluttons for punishment (but really because we’re slaves to our fans) we’re loading up our cars and renting tables in hopes of breaking last year’s record of 1062 entrants.

While last year’s bonanza found us occupying the Empty Bottle’s 3000 square feet, we’ve opted for a smaller and more low key space this year. Meet the Comfort Station:

LoganSquareComfortStation

Located triangularly at the intersections of Kedzie/Milwaukee/Logan Blvd, this turn of the century park district way station has been hosting left field artists for the last half decade. We’ve been drawn to the building for years, marveling at its odd size and multiple points of entry on our way to $3 movies at the Logan Theater. Last year’s event was a massive success, but also a massive headache. We’re hoping this cozier space leads to a more enjoyable experience for both Numero and our customers. We’ll have every Numero record that is currently in print, plus the following “exclusive” Record Store Day items:

 NUM704 Hüsker Dü: Amusement 2×7″ 

NUM202.1 Giant Henry: Big Baby LP

NUM201.5 Codeine: What About The Lonely? CD/LP

Additionally, we’ll be manufacturing several items you can only buy at Comfort Station that day:

NUM025.5 24-Carat Black: Acetate picture disc 10″ 

This “acetate” features four songs from our 24-Carat Black tape archive that were scorched beyond use on 2009’s Gone: The Promises of Yesterday LP/CD. But given the quality of the songs, we’ve always felt that the material should be available for the sake of posterity alone. Now, in an edition of 500 copies, you too can experience the sorrow we felt as the source tape disintegrated in front of our eyes. All the drop-outs, hiss, warble, and degradation can be yours by attending our pop-up store on April 20th 2013. It looks like this:

Acetate(aw)We’re also making a series of mix tapes by the working staff of the Numero Group. Ken, Tom, Rob, Zach, Jon, Nate, Dustin, Leland, Michael, and Haley have created 40-minute, themed mixes of their favorite released and unreleased Numero songs. Each tape is limited to 20 copies and will be sold for $5. All proceeds go to the Numero RSD lunch fund.

In addition to our own junk, we’ll have a handful of tables filled with rare, weird, and cheap LPs, 45s, tapes. For the third year in a row, we are not recommending that you only attend our store on Record Store Day. You should definitely visit Reckless (3 locations), Dusty Groove, Permanent, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Dave’s, Jazz Record Mart, and Saki, which will have all of our non-pop up store RSD goods.

So, where are you going to start queuing up at 7AM on April 20th 2013?

The Numero Store

2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

April 20th 2013

9AM-5PM

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Usually I don’t really like picture disc, but I have to admit that in this case it’s a good idea. It’s a shame I won’t be able to get it.

Comment by Lg

!!!!!!!!!!!
24 KB

I LOVE YOU GUYS!
You just made my month

Comment by marc b

I guess I’ll b queuing up on ebay since I live far away, I got much love for numero!

Comment by Bison MAN

Bastards! When’re you going to pop up in MY town?

I think we should be told!

Comment by Deke Roberts

[…] es tradición desde hace unos años, Numero Group también celebra el 20 de Abril su particular Record Stor Day en Chicago, instalando una pop-up store en la que podremos conseguir material del sello ya […]

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any Chicago folks want to make some money for picking me up a copy of the 24 Carat Black record?

Comment by Bern Gawd

You’re still having multiple vendors there, with lotsa used stuff, right? Sounds like yer scaling back, but hopefully it’s the same type of deal as years past?

Comment by shawnhazen (@shawnhazen)

We’ve streamlined the entire process. Two registers, open floor plan. Pick what you like used or new and bring it to the front. Nearly 10K used records on hand, no dollar chud.

Comment by numerogroup

Rad. I’m psyched.

Comment by shawnhazen (@shawnhazen)




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