Numero Group: By The Numbers

After These Messages: Miller Lite Time With The Numero Group
May 29, 2015, 12:54 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 1.45.52 PMSo you’re telling me there’s a bodega, that plays nothing but Numero Group songs, and it’s staffed by Kenny Power’s Mexican baseball coach from Season 2 of Eastbound & Down? In the fictional world created by the Miller Brewing Company, this is precisely the case.

“Silver Man,” set to “Hole In Your Soul” by A.C. Jones & Soulettes (Boddie)

“Last-Minute Gift” set to “Love Of The Morning” by Circle (Lowlands)

“Twins” set to “Trying To Get To You” by Syl Johnson (Complete Mythology)

“Silver Man 2” set to “Hole In Your Sole” by A.C. Jones & Soulettes (Boddie)

“One-Tripper” set to “Messing Around” by Bobby Owens & The Diplomats (Tragar)

P.S. As a North Carolina native, I must say that the Cheerwine cameo seems to blatant to be a coincidence. Anybody?

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Marsh Men: Numero’s Entire Run Of Mad Men Placements
May 20, 2015, 9:51 am
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The Numero Group considers themselves very lucky to have contributed several songs to the sonic landscape of Mad Men. And for the sake of historical accuracy, the songs were often upstaged by grand-slam singles from the Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Turtles, et al—just like in the good old days. Even at TuneFind, a website dedicated to identifying songs in television and cinema, users gathered in the comments field to determine what unidentified track is being played, quietly, in a peripheral scene—a diner, a brothel. Time and time again, those song originated here on Marshall Boulevard. But we’re quite content with our role in Mad Men, and are perpetually thankful that special people—music supervisors and viewers alike—continue to discover the great songs that populate our dense catalog. So if you’re planning a Man Men binge, look out for these Numero tunes, scattered about the show’s 7-season run.

S2, E2 “Flight 1” – George McGregor, “Temptation Is Hard To Fight” (Twinight)
Notes: Starts towards the scene where Peggy is making out in the hallway.
S2, E2 “Flight 1” –  Edd Henry, “Crooked Woman” (Big Mack)
S2, E9 – Helene Smith, “Pot Can’t Talk About The Kettle” (Outskirts Of Deep City)
S5, E5 – Harvey & The Phenomenals “Darlene” (Boddie)
Notes: Playing in the background when the guys are in the brothel
S6, E4 – Stormy, “The Devastator” (Twinight)
S6, E4 – The Grand Prixx, “I See Her Pretty Face” (Big Mack)
S6, E10 – Cave Dwellers, “You Know Why” (Run Around 2×7″)
S6, E10 – Pretty, “Electric Hand” (Mustache In Your Face 2×7″)
Notes: At the pool when Don had been rescued from drowning by Roger.
S6, E11 – Little Alice, “Why Oh Why” (4J, Unissued)
Notes: Pete, Peggy and that partner guy are sitting at a bar
S7, E14 – Bobby Welch, “Benshaw Glenn” (Lowlands)

Lowlands re-revisited
July 19, 2013, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Lowlands

old magnetic tapes

Over the last two years Numero has been on a tape rescuing spree. What once was two decently-organized tape closets had swelled to an over stuffed portion of the office that at some point began spilling into the rest of our second story house. We’ve had tapes on the break room table, tapes on the conference room couch, and yes, tapes in the bathroom at one point. Our very own Haley Fohr has been endeavoring to fix this issue, reorganizing our entire library and making sure we’ve got back ups of all media. In this process, her trusty intern Blake Rhein began sorting through the remainders of the Lowlands archive and discovered this little gem, an alternate and vocal-ed take of Mother Lion’s “I’m The Fool.” Compare and contrast below:

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It Makes You Feel So Bad
September 16, 2011, 1:42 pm
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We got a couple songs in the last season of Eastbound and Down. And while the show certainly has it’s moments, it has yet to deliver as many laughs around the office as the comment it inspired:


Austinist interview with our own Rob Sevier
March 1, 2011, 9:11 am
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“You get this concept of propinquity in which you’re more likely to have an affinity with people that you are close to, which is a concept from Jeremy Bentham. I get the sense – when I listen to this record now – that what we found was really just a community of people that couldn’t really have thought that they were going to be rich and famous.”—Rob Sevier

Full text here.


Living Liner Notes 002
October 26, 2010, 7:43 am
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Two podcasts in one month? We can’t believe it either, and yet despite having Renaldo Domino as a guest on our first we felt there was much room for improvement. Living Liner Notes 002 finds us delving deep into the Lowlands tape vault, listening to a dozen+ songs that didn’t make Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands or the bonus Lizard disc and giving as much background on them as we could. Some are even calling it our best effort yet.

Download Here

In stores today:
July 13, 2010, 9:19 am
Filed under: Lowlands, Press Archives

After nearly two years of combing through the remnants of Mickey Rouse’s short-lived Lowland studio, today (July 13th, 2010) marks the first time in forty years that this music can be heard outside a 1/4″ tape deck. Listen to the clip for a sip of the juice – or just purchase here now:

And if that doesn’t convince you, let the opinions of others sway you:

“A beautifully vibrant set which more than carries the tradition of this remarkable label.” — Record Collector

“A fascinating and highly enjoyable record of the time, a forgotten double or mirror image of the period’s popular music.” — Dusted

“An amazing portrait of that part of the 70s before punk or even metal caught on, when “being in a band” meant you looked like a long-haired roustabout in your 30s and sang lite-bluesy Bread-esque odes to buying a house/having a kid/cheating on your old lady that sound like they were recorded in a jam session where everybody was sitting on their amps.” — Vice

“Has a filial unity and stoner ease reminiscent of the carousing spirit in DAZED AND CONFUSED.” — Oxford American

And if you want a more in depth look at our process, listen to the podcast found here.

Oxford American Lowlands Review
July 8, 2010, 4:45 pm
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Oxford American weighed in with a great review of our upcoming release, Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands.  Click on the picture above to read the review and hear “Give Me Time” by Circus.

Lost In The Golden Triangle
May 11, 2010, 8:31 am
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Awhile back we posted a crude family tree of the Golden Triangle scene that we’ve documented in our upcoming Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands compilation. With the discs just a week or so away from arriving in our warehouse, we thought it might be nice to show off the lineage of the insert.

We needed a visual way to keep all the details straight while we crafted the liners. After Tom insisted we check out Pete Frame’s Rock Family Trees for inspiration, Ken put pen to paper and sketched this rough draft:

We liked the idea so much that we thought it might be cool to include it in the package. Of course our first email was to the master himself, Pete Frame. But he never replied, so we went to our go to guy for all things drawn, Mike Davis at Burlesque. A few weeks later he came back to us with his rough draft:

After adding a few lines and correcting a handful of names, Mike returned with this:

Want a poster sized version of this for your wall? No problem, The CD and LP include a fold out version! Don’t forget that we’re offering a 20 track bonus CD only if you buy it direct from our site (subscribers, you’re covered).

The Sea Of Sound #27

So, I gotta little jealous last week that we didn’t have something as slick as Josh’s new online ghetto blaster and decided it was time to revive my old podcast, The Sea Of Sound.  This episode below in it’s fancy Flash 1.0 player – give it a few seconds to load – is a healthy mix of past, present, and upcoming Numero tracks, side by side with some old favorites, and a few cuts from various new releases for your listening pleasure. Enjoy, Michael

“Don’t Trade Love For Money” – Jackie Russell

“Woodpiles On The Side Of The Road” – Jack Rose

“Hummingbirds” – Kieran White

“Jane, Jane” – Tia Blake

“Yellow Roses” – Heron

“Lonely Son” – Vernon Wray

“Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart” – Arthur Russell

“Tried So Hard” – The Flying Burrito Brothers

“Never Too Far” – Tim Hardin

“I Found My Music” – Sage

“Every Day We Grow Closer” – Alex Chilton

“The Ballad Of El Goodo” – Big Star

“The Summer Sun” – Chris Stamey

Beaumont, TX Dodge Commercial

“I’ve Got To Get Over” – Syl Johnson

“Bring It Down Front” – Hugh Hawkins

“Lean Lanky Daddy” – Little Ann

“You’ve Got To Steal It” – The Flairs

“I’m Drunk & I’m Real High (In The Spirit Of God) – Ada Richards

“Cosmic Clock” – Shoes

“Love Letter Full Of Promises” (Rehearsal) – Juanita Rodgers