Numero Group: By The Numbers

Factory Outlet Roadshow
April 3, 2017, 7:18 am
Filed under: Newsworthy, Record Store Day
After a long winter hibernating in our converted Chicago bottling factory, The Numero Group will emerge this April for another series of pop stores. Last fall found us going road blind in the expanse of the American west, so we’re opting for an easier run of Midwest and Eastern Seaboard dates this spring. If you’re not familiar with our traveling record roadshow, it features two guys, a box truck, and seven pallets teeming with blow out-priced Numero LPs, CDs, 45s, t-shirts, tapes, books, and other additional miscellany your local record store isn’t carrying.
Fri April 14 Indianapolis – Warfleigh Barber & Supply
Sat April 15 Detroit – Third Man 
(Three special Third Man Records co-releases available at this pop up only!)
Sun April 16 Cleveland – Space:ROCK Gallery
Tue April 18 Pittsburgh – Ace Hotel
Wed April 19 Cincinnati – Urban Artifact
Thu April 20 Louisville – Dreamland
Fri April 21 Nashville – Julia Martin Gallery 
Sat April 22 Atlanta – 529 
(RSD dunk tank edition w/ exclusive Atlanta-only 45 by Sonia Ross!)
Sat April 22 Chicago – Comfort Station
Sun April 23 Raleigh – Ruby Deluxe
Mon April 24 Richmond – Strange Matter
Tue April 25 DC – Bossa
Wed April 26 Baltimore – Metro Gallery
Thu April 27 Philadelphia – Jerry’s on Front 
Fri-Sat April 28-29 Brooklyn – Duke’s Annex
Sun April 30 Boston – The Lilypad Inman

Mon May 1 Providence – Share Space

Record Store Day 2017: Numero Style

It’s that time of the year again. Wait, that’s exactly how we started this off last year. We’ve run out of ideas, folks. From here on out it’s going to be one rehash after another, as we trot out both tired tropes and borderline product in a vein attempt at maintaining RSD cred. We’ve tried to do interesting things in the past, be it WTNG or Los Alamos Grind! Our hope was that the average RSD chud-thumber might need a break from flipping past 311 triple 11” box sets, Feldman & Haim rap 12”s, and Mac Demarco reading fan tweets EPs. But it turns out that most people just want the same reheated garbage every year. You’ve been burned before with long lines and punishing prices, and if we get our way it’ll be more of the same, with hopefully longer lines and even higher prices. Who are we to argue with your terrible life choices?

But this is Numero, after all, and if we’re going to go big, we’re going to do it in a way that surely frustrates record buyers. In the past when we trotted out Hüsker Dü and Dinosaur Jr. sets, we pressed them in quantities that insured against the flipper economy. We wanted to make enough so that average fans who didn’t set up tents on the street the night before RSD would have a chance to buy our wares at an affordable price. Not this year. This year we’re pressing just enough copies to make you wonder if we actually pressed anything at all. The only way you’ll know for sure is if you come to one of our pop up stores (details below), pop a tent, or get a bowl of Pop Secret in your lap for the long, dark night of eBay refreshing for the soul.


NUM710 White Zombie: Gods on Voodoo Moon 7”

Recorded in two hours as the cheapest studio in the phone book, White Zombie’s sophomore single Gods On Voodoo Moon is back in print on 45 for the first time since bassist Sean Yseult hand-photocopied 300 copies at the Parsons campus print shop in 1985. Limited to 2000 copies on Zombie Blood, Zombie Puss, or Zombie Black colored vinyl.


NUM207 Noise Addict: 10,000 Kids With Guitars 2LP

What does teen spirit smell like, anyway? It might smell something like Noise Addict. Like the real life stars of some sort of choose-your-own-adventure book about pursuing rock stardom, few bands ever led a more charmed existence, springing from the Sydney suburb of Bondi into seemingly overnight international fame as friends and collaborators of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and the Beastie Boys. Through a combination of relentless drive, luck, and an admirable lack of self-doubt, Noise Addict spanned puberty to surpass the haters and join Radio Birdman and Nick Cave as a strange but permanent piece of Australian punk history.

Compiled here are 25 tracks, including their Evan Dando-worshipping satire “I Wish I Was Him,” the Thurston Moore produced demo, choice cuts from their Grand Royal-issued EP and LP, and covers of “Let’s Lynch The Landlord” and “Back In Your Life.” The entire sordid adolescent tale is covered in incredible detail inside the black and white 16 page zine. And finally, for the first time in the history of record pressing, and for no good reason at all, the cover for 10,000 Kids With Guitars doubles as a working chalkboard. Limited to 2000 copies on black vinyl.


NBR008 Southwest Side Story Volume 19

There are hundreds of bootlegs out there to sate the ravenous soulero set, and so often they incorporate songs in the vast Numero catalog. Rather than beat them, Numero joins them with our answer to the iconic East Side Story series. Eschewing our classic look and standard-bearing copious notes for sardonic artwork and impeccable selections, Numbero is proud to present a ‘bootleg’ you can be proud of (because it’s all licensed). This time we’ve set our sights on the most unique of soul cultures: the irreplicable melting pot of San Antonio. Included here are all songs never before issued other than in minuscule pressings on 45, never distributed outside of Bexar County limits.

The Southwest Side Story rolas are obscure everywhere in the United States while eliciting intense nostalgia on the South and West Sides of San Antonio to this day. This could be a greatest hits of DJs like Henry Pena, who began his rein in the ’60s and continues it today with many of these same selections. Including such local luminaries as the Royal Jesters, Sonny Ace, the Dreamliners, Al Castana, Dino Bazan & the Dell Tones, George Jay & the Rockin’ Ravens, the Eptones, the Volumes, and Henry Pena, who never fully disappeared from view in the Alamo City. This nicely supplements our other San Antonio collections without redundancy. Limited to 2000 copies on black vinyl.

Numero Group Pop Up Stores: Chicago & Atlanta

With the Factory Outlet tour and Record Store Day overlapping, we decided to set up not one, but two stores on April 22nd 2017. As has been our habit for the last four years in Chicago, we’re setting up in Logan Square’s Comfort Station from 10-5PM. In addition to an assortment of trusted dealers shucking used 45s and LPs, we’ll have every in-print Numero LP, CD, 45, and whatever other miscellaneous debris we can find on hand at the lowest prices we can afford to sell them at. And, as has been a staple of our sales, we’ll be unloading hundreds of LPs with dinged corners at prices just barely above cost. Condition freaks need not browse these bins, but those looking to round out their Numero collection on the cheap should be sure to bring ample time and cash.

Numero Group Chicago Pop-Up Extravaganza

Saturday, April 22nd 2017
Comfort Station
2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

In Atlanta we’ll be doing something much more absurd. Sure, we’ll have all the exclusive items, the dinged stock, and yeah, even a limited-to-200 replica of Sonia Ross’s brilliant Tragar 45 “Every Now And Then” b/w “Let Me Be Free.” But when our art director Henry Owings got involved, we all wanted to crank it up a notch. With the help of our pals at Pabst, we’ve rented a 350 gallon dunk tank. Yes, for the low cost of $1 you will have the chance to dunk a wide array of Atlanta’s most reviled sociopaths, plus Numero founders Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier. All to benefit Camp Olio, an East Atlanta nature-based after school program, because we’re such nice people, and also because the world loves to bring a person down a peg by dunking them in a bath of dirty, lukewarm water.

Numero Group Atlanta Pop-Up Extravaganza w/ Dunk Tank

Saturday, April 22nd 2017
529 Flat Shoals Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

RSD Exclusives Available Online & in NYC
April 18, 2016, 11:32 am
Filed under: Blonde Redhead, Record Store Day

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When we arrived at work this morning (still nursing an #RSD2016 hangover), we were inundated with on-line orders for our Record Store Day exclusives, Blonde Redhead Peel Sessions 7″ and Los Alamos Grind! The rate at which these desirable titles are being gobbled up is far exceeding our expectations, so we can’t be certain how much longer these exceptional records will be available. You are on the rumble strips. Procrastinate at your own peril.

With this blog post, we make a solemn oath to reserve some of both titles for our Greenpoint pop-up shop (Thursday-Sunday of this week). But this doesn’t mean you can stroll in on Sunday and buy one for yourself and one for a friend. This blog post is intended to inspire; this blog post is intended to motivate. If you desire either of these titles (or both), there is currently no one holding you back but yourself.

Oh heck yeah! Let me get that NUM205.3 Blonde Redfhead: Peel Sessions 7” 

Ay Caramba! I need that NBR006 Los Alamos Grind! LP/CD 





Legendary Chicago Rap Group Stony Island To Perform At Numero Group RSD Pop-Up, Release Limited Cassette
April 11, 2016, 3:22 pm
Filed under: Record Store Day

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On Saturday April 16th at 2pm, Chicago rap progenitors Stony Island will perform live at Logan Square’s Comfort Station, capping a twenty year hiatus. Scheduled to coincide with the Numero Group’s annual Record Store Day pop-up shop, Stony Island will exhume selections from their Golden Era songbook, the entirety of will be available for purchase via limited-edition, Krylon-colored cassettes, available exclusively at this event. For perspective, Stony Island lived the life that Common (then Common Sense) rapped about on record—train-riding, graffiti-writing, backpack-totting trips to bum rush WHPK mix shows. While Common gave the rap world a taste of Chicago, Stony Island inundated listeners with local folklore, name dropping El stops, record shops, and active officers on the city’s graffiti task force. For a guided tour of Stony Island, swipe your Metra card on the link below: 

The Complete Works of Stony Island (cassette): Limited to 250 (50 each in red, blue, gray, yellow, purple), available ONLY at our Record Store Day pop-up (Facebook Event Page )



Grinders, Redheads & Pop-Ups: The Numero Guide To Record Store Day
February 29, 2016, 1:06 pm
Filed under: Blonde Redhead, Record Store Day | Tags: , ,


It’s that time of the year again. You know, that time when you start figuring out your Justin Bieber 12” picture disc budget? When you shake out the cushions in hopes of scraping enough together to buy that 51st anniversary gold-plated, debossed, 350 gram double LP edition of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights. The kids are calling it Record Store Day, those of us in this get rich quick scheme we call the record business refer to it as PAY DAY. If you’ve “invested” in RSD stocks in the past and are waiting for your portfolio to mature, please consider adding our 2016 offerings to your holdings. Just think, a Blonde Redhead 7” sold in 20 years could fund a trip to a community college vending machine for your future child! You know how copies of Action Comics #1 sell for millions of dollars? Wait until Rick Altergott’s Doofus is acquired by Disney and added to the Marvel Universe. Copies of his one-off comic Los Alamos Grind! are sure to fetch in the HUNDREDS of pennies.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Record Store Day if we weren’t setting up our own competing stores in Chicago and Brooklyn. We’ll be at our usual spot in Logan Square and at a new storefront on Franklin Avenue in Greenpoint a few days later. Just trying to stay in business, folks!



NUM203.5 Blonde Redhead: Peel Sessions 7”

On June 7, 2000 Blonde Redhead stepped into the BBC’s Radio 1 Yalding House studios for what would be their sole Peel Session, a setting particularly important as it inspired the namesake of one of this 7” single’s two songs. “Where is John?” a nervous producer asked again and again, pacing the room, unable to locate the revered radio host, as a warmed up Blonde Redhead waited patiently.

The trio’s affection for Peel dated to a very early tour in 1995, when they were lost among the tumbleweeds of a barren Texas landscape. As the band turned the crackling radio dial, the celebrated radio presenter’s Northern English accent suddenly piped through their van’s speakers with high praise for the track “Violent Life” from their recently released sophomore LP, La Mia Vita Violenta. This unexpected bit of encouragement from Peel helped give the young, extremely road weary and relatively unknown trio the confidence and validation to press on in what had proven to be an arduous road expedition. Five years later, the seasoned threesome eventually played live for Peel’s show, and it seemed only fitting that the they christen a brand new, yet-to-be-titled song after their only session with the man held deep in their collective heart. Remastered and released here for the first time on vinyl, “Where is John?” b/w “Missile ++” speaks not only of a band in the prime of their celebrated sound, but also of the people who helped along the way. Limited edition of 2000 copies (1000 black, 1000 white).

All this is leading up to our Blonde Redhead boxset this fall, details of which will be announced in the coming months.



NBR-006 Los Alamos Grind LP/CD

Record buyers of a certain age need no explanation for Los Alamos Grind!, they will be immediately transported back to a time when going to see The Dwarves was de rigueur for fresh-faced American youth, books like Apocalypse Culture were on everyone’s nightstand, and issues of Rollerderbywere available everywhere, selling millions of copies. A natural reaction to this onslaught of hypersexual, transgressive, post-Throbbing Gristle art was a wave of interest in a kinder, gentler era of sleaze. For those space-age bachelors who occasionally invited others into their space-age bachelor- pads, the Las Vegas Grind series appeared to, ostensibly, compile the sounds and smells of vintage strip clubs, with all the pastie-twirling, sweaty-hip-gyrating, lap-grinding one could hope for, as if compiled by Lloyd Llewellyn himself. Like every bootleg series, however, the Las Vegas Grind series slid quickly into the untold darkness, much like a rotted-stripper panty swept off the stage at The Can Can.

Los Alamos Grind! picks up in the not-too-distant future where nuclear war has indelibly altered the physical structure of strippers and patrons alike, but the jukebox selections have returned to a simpler time. Join the time-traveling A&R men of Numbero as they simultaneously visit past and future, compiling a superior collection of sleaze than anything brought to the post-apocalyptic-bachelor-pad scene thus far. And because we are gentlemen and scholars, each track is licensed… no easy feat when the government has crumbled and all laws are dictated by treaties between mutant warlords (and warladies). Quantity limited to whatever we were able to cram into our fallout shelter…help us make room for more canned goods!!

Includes an original comic penned by Doofuscreator Rick Altergott. 1000 copies pressed on silver plastic compact disc. 1000 copies pressed on alien urine blue vinyl, 1000 copies pressed on galaxy black vinyl.



6th Annual Chicago
Pop Up Store!

On Saturday, April 16th we’ll return to that little triangular strip at Kedzie/Milwaukee/and Logan Blvd. for our sixth annual pop up store. In addition to an assortment of trusted dealers shucking used 45s and LPs, we’ll have every in-print Numero LP, CD, 45, and whatever other miscellaneous debris we can find on hand at the lowest prices we can afford to sell them at. As an exclusive to our store we’ll be selling an extremely limited edition cassette featuring the earliest recordings from the original torchbearers of Chicago’s rap underground. We’ll also have copies of Rick Altergott’s Los Alamos Grind! as a tract comic, free with any purchase. And, as has been a staple of our sales, we’ll be unloading hundreds of LPs with dinged corners at prices just barely above cost. Condition freaks need not browse these bins, but those looking to round out their Numero collection on the cheap should be sure to bring ample time and cash.

The details:

Numero Group Pop-Up Extravaganza
Saturday, April 16th 2016
Comfort Station
2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Cash/Credit/Interesting trades accepted



3rd Annual Brooklyn
Pop Up Store!

A few days after Record Store Day we’ll pack several thousand records in a rented van and head east. In years past we’ve spent three days hustling our wares at Human Gallery located at Meserole and Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. With Human’s closing last year, we’ve moved the whole operation a few blocks north to 170 Franklin where we’ll cram ourselves and several tons of wax into 400 square feet for four days. We’ll have copies of Los Alamos Grind!, Blonde Redhead, and that secret Chicago rap tape mentioned to the left, alongside damaged stock, posters, t-shirts, and all other manners of branded garbage that we’ve manufactured over the last 13 years. Those brave enough to approach our founders Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley can expect tales from the trenches in exchange for coffee and treats.

The Details:

Numero Group Pop-Up Extravaganza
Thursday, April 21st 2016
Friday, April 22nd 2016
Saturday, April 23rd 2016
Sunday, April 24th 2016
170 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cash/Credit/Interesting trades accepted

Way Back Wednesday: RSDs of Yore
April 15, 2015, 1:50 pm
Filed under: Record Store Day

As we prepare for Record Store Day 2015, its encouraging to look back on all of the Record Store Days that we’ve survived. Here is a rundown of April triumphs for the Numero Group.

2012: We hosted a pop-up shop at the Empty Bottle, the very place that Bedhead: Live In Chicago was recorded.


2013: We released the Giant Henry (see: Unwound) LP with three juvenile cover variations, and minted a round of small-batch mix tapes with our own young mugs on them.


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We were so excited about the approaching afternoon at the Comfort Station, we sunk an entire day into making this absurd COMFORT STATION ANIMATION.

2012: We made a fake radio station compilation (WTNG: Solid Bronze) for a fake radio station (WTNG 89.9) on our fake label (Numbero). Other than that, everything about this album was fairly real.


2013: We made an impostor picture disc for some remarkable 24-Carat Black songs that were omitted from our 24-Carat Black album due to tape deterioration.


2011: We issued Pressed At Boddie, which gathered some of the more interesting sweepings from the Boddie archives. We ordered 300 tapes, ten of them gold. Everyone who found that golden tape got awarded an exclusive 45 (otherwise, only available at our Wicker Park pop-up). Here are a few of the victors.

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The song was so good, we made this silly video with legos.

The outside of that pioneering Wicker Park pop-up looked like this:

The Numero Shop Opening Line

The inside looked like this (and we looked 4 RSDs younger):

Insane Guide To Buying Numero Group Stuff (RSD2015)
April 14, 2015, 1:26 pm
Filed under: Record Store Day


Naturally, we’d love to see you at our Chicago Pop-Up Store this Saturday, April 18th. But for the (Earth’s Population – 10M) people who don’t live in Chicagoland, here is the global guide to where you can purchase Numero Group exclusives this Record Store Day. Shops: If you plan on retailing any of our FOUR tasty RSDx2015 items and you don’t see your name on this list, feel free to mention it in the comments field and we’ll make a note. Happy hunting!

Seasick Records Birmingham AL
Stinkweeds Phoenix AZ
Going Underground Records Bakersfield CA
Amoeba Berkeley Berkeley CA
Port of Sound Costa Mesa CA
Lou’s Records Encinitas CA
Fingerprints Long Beach CA
Mount Analog Los Angeles CA
Origami Los Angeles CA
Permanent Records Los Angeles CA
Amoeba Hollywood Los Angeles CA
Resistor Records Monrovia CA
1234 Go! Oakland CA
1-2-3-4 Go San Francisco CA
Amoeba San Francisco San Francisco CA
Aquarius Records San Francisco CA
Boo Boo Records San Luis Obispo CA
Streetlight Records Santa Cruz CA
Twist & Shout Denver CO
Johnny’s Records Darien CT
The Telegraph New London CT
Redscroll Wallingford CT
Radio-Active Records Fort Lauderdale FL
Hear Again Music and Movies Gainesville FL
Deep Search Records Jacksonville FL
Sweat Records Miami FL
Park Ave. CDs Orlando FL
Tonevendor St. Augustine FL
Daddy Kool Records St. Petersburg FL
Criminal Atlanta GA
Graveface Savannah GA
Record Collector Iowa City IA
Reckless Records Chicago IIL
Exile on Main St. Champaign IL
Bric-A-Brac Chicago IL
Bucket O Blood Chicago IL
Dave’s Records Chicago IL
Dead Wax Records Chicago IL
Dusty Groove, Inc. Chicago IL
Laurie’s Planet of Sound Chicago IL
Permanent Records – Chicago Chicago IL
Reckless Records – Broadway Chicago IL
Reckless Records – N. Milwaukee Chicago IL
Saki Chicago IL
Waiting Room Records Normal IL
Landlocked Music Bloomington IN
Tracks Records Bloomington IN
Neat Neat Neat Fort Wayne IN
Indy CD and Vinyl Indianapolis IN
Irvington Vintage Indianapolis IN
Luna Music – Midtown Indianapolis IN
Love Garden Lawrence KS
Sugarcube Records Covington KY
CD Central – Lexington Lexington KY
Better Days Records Louisville KY
Guestroom Records Louisville KY
Underdog Records Louisville KY
Skully’z Recordz New Orleans LA
Ka-Chunk Records Annapolis MD
Sound Garden – Baltimore Baltimore MD
Underground Sounds – MI Ann Arbor MI
Wazoo Records Ann Arbor MI
Paramita Sound Detroit MI
Pork Records Detroit MI
Vertigo Music – MI Grand Rapids MI
Street Corner Music Oak Park MI
Electric Fetus – Minneapolis Minneapolis MN
Extreme Noise Minneapolis MN
Treehouse Records Minneapolis MN
Cheapo – St. Paul St. Paul MN
Eclipse Records – MN St. Paul MN
Mills Record Company Kansas City MO
Music Record Shop St. Louis MO
Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis St. Louis MO
Ear Candy Missoula MT
Harvest Records Asheville NC
641 RPM Boone NC
CD Alley – Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC
Lunchbox Records Charlotte NC
Bull City Records Durham NC
Sorry State Records Raleigh NC
Homer’s Omaha NE
Academy Record Annex Brooklyn NY
Captured Tracks Shop Brooklyn NY
Halcyon Brooklyn NY
In Living Stereo Brooklyn NY
Rough Trade Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Turntable Lab – Brooklyn HQ Brooklyn NY
Angry Mom Records Ithaca NY
Academy LPs New York NY
Academy Records – 18th St. New York NY
Other Music New York NY
Darkside Records & Gallery Poughkeepsie NY
Sound Garden – Syracuse Syracuse NY
Square Records Akron OH
Shake It Records Cincinnati OH
Music Saves Cleveland OH
Spoonful Records Columbus OH
Used Kids Records Columbus OH
Omega Music Dayton OH
My Mind’s Eye Lakewood OH
Culture Clash Toledo OH
Guestroom Records – Norman Norman OK
Guestroom Records – OKC Oklahoma City OK
House of Records Eugene OR
2nd Ave. Records Portland OR
Jackpot Records – Hawthorne Portland OR
Music Millennium Portland OR
Siren Records – Doylestown Doylestown PA
Young Ones Kutztown PA
Long in the Tooth Philadelphia PA
Sound Cat Records Pittsburgh PA
Monster Music & Movies Charleston SC
Horizon Records Greenville SC
Store Names City State
The Groove Nashville TB
Goner! Memphis TN
Fond Object Nashville TN
Grimey’s Nashville TN
Breakaway Records Austin TX
End of an Ear Austin TX
Waterloo Records Austin TX
Josey Records LLC Dallas TX
Sound Exchange – Houston Houston TX
Vinal Edge Houston TX
Superfly Records San Marcos TX
Crooked Beat Arlington VA
Melody Supreme Charolttesville VA
Speakertree Records Lynchburg VA
Steady Sounds Richmond VA
AFK Books & Records Virginia Beach VA
In the Moment Battleboro VT
Pure Pop Burlington VT
The Business Anacortes WA
Rainy Day Records Olympia WA
Easy Street – California Ave. Seattle WA
Light in the Attic Seattle WA
Porchlight Coffee & Records Seattle WA
Sonic Boom – Market St. Seattle WA
Spin Cycle Records Seattle WA
Hi-Voltage Tacoma WA
Acme Records Milwaukee WI
The Exclusive Company-Milwaukee Milwaukee WI
Newbury Comics  Boston  MA
Zia Records  Various  AZ/NV
 Stranded  Oakland  CA
Overseas via Distro
NBR 004 LP Various Artists ‘Lows In The Mid Sixties Volume 54: Kosmic City
Australia Rocket Group PTY LTD
Benelux Konkurrent, De
Canada F.A.B. Distribution
France Differ-ant Distribution
Germany Groove Attack
Italy Goodfellas SRL
Japan Futurama Co., LTD / Jet Set
UK Republic of Music
NUM1238LP – Bedhead “Live In Chicago”
UK Republic of Music
NUM707 – Various Artists “Ork Complete Singles”
Australia Rocket Group PTY LTD
Benelux Konkurrent, De
Canada F.A.B. Distribution
France Differ-ant Distribution
Germany Groove Attack
Italy Goodfellas SRL
Japan Futurama Co., LTD / Jet Set
Japan Disk Union USA, Inc.
Japan p.dis
Spain Popstock Distribuciones, S.L.
UK Republic of Music
Overses Stores with all titles
UK Honest Jons
Greece Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus
France Plexus

Numero’s Record Store Day Continental Treasure Map
April 7, 2015, 9:46 am
Filed under: Record Store Day

April is going to be a busy month for us. If you live in Chicago or New York and would like to take our relationship to the next level, please consider coming out to one or all of the following affairs.


Saturday, April 18th: Chicago Pop-Up

Love it or hate it, April 18th is Record Store Day. In observance, we’ll be hungover situated at Logan Square’s adorable Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee) for our annual pop-up shop. We’ll have our the entire Numero catalog on hand, plus discounted dingers, loosies, and exclusives (Numero Group Tasting Menu). We’ll also have a room full of used merchandise being trucked in from around the midwest, including about 10,000 45s, priced to move. This is always fun.

Facebook Event 




Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th: Brooklyn Pop-Up

The following weekend, we return to Greenpoint to cram ourselves and our wares into Human NYC (110 Meserole Ave). We’ll be open from Noon-8pm everyday. Stop by and say hello!

Facebook Event




Friday Night (April 24th): Chicago Party at Berg’n (Screening/Dancing) 

Friday Night we truck down to Berg’n (899 Bergen St.) for a casual screening of Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party. Afterwards, we’ll be playing records, chatting, dancing, and interacting with Brooklynites. This event is free to the public, but in the event that capacity issues arise it would behoove you to RSVP here. Just in case.

Facebook Event




Saturday April 25th: Grown Folks Mixer at Great Georgiana 

And finally on Saturday night, we drag our weary bones down to the Great Georgiana (248 Dekalb Ave) for a tasteful night of tasteful music with excellent lighting and rich woodgrains. A great neighborhood bar in a great neighborhood, we’re excited to be headed back to Fort Greene where we always feel like extras in a Roots video.

Facebook Event

While we’d love for you to come out to one (or all) of these special events, we really want to see you in Greenpoint for the pop-up. That’s what all this is about. All these other places, we’ll be busy DJ’ing or drinking or napping in our van, but at Human NYC you’ll have our undivided attention.


Numero Group Tasting Menu Record Store Day 2015


As the third Saturday in April approaches, so does Record Store Day. In anticipation, the Numero Group has a stockpile of unique releases, used merchandise, Clif Bars, and small bills to facilitate two weekends of hand-to-hand product pushing. For Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18th), we return to the Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee) in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood for an all-day affair. The following week, we chart a course for Brooklyn to spend a 3-day weekend at Greenpoint’s Human NYC (110 Meserole Ave) April 24th-26th.

On the menu:


Ork Records: Complete Singles 7-inch Box Set: Sixteen carefully replicated pic-sleeve singles, documenting the birth of punk, no-wave, power pop, and the next four decades of indie rock. New York City’s Ork Records was the first punk label and the original “indie.” Two-thousand (2000) of you fine folks will be able to enjoy this influential label’s entire output, 1975-1979, seven inches at a time.


Lows In The Mid Sixties Volume 54: Kosmic City Part 2: Kind-heartedly riffing on AIP’s dodgy regional garage rock series Highs In The Mid Sixties, this LP gathers the last of the precious minerals from Cavern‘s subterranean sound deposits.


Bedhead: Live 1998: Executed at our neighborly venue Empty Bottle, Bedhead’s April 16th, 1998 performance was recorded live, utilizing a 16-track ADAT unit stowed away in the basement. Limited to 1,000 copies, Bedhead: Live 1998 includes a download coupon and three additional tracks recorded in similar fashion at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill one month prior.


Ned Doheny “To Prove My Love” 45: Whether sequenced by mistake or by preference, Ned Doheny’s third and final album of the ’70s has spent the last three decades with a piece missing. When Prone surfaced in 1979 (in Japan only), the album’s infectious opener “To Prove My Love” appeared as a “TV Track”—with Ned’s verses omitted from the mix. In anticipation of Ned’s approaching UK tour, we’ve produced a 45 to give the listener control over which “To Prove My Love” they can remain faithful to.


Historic Comfort Station

CHICAGO: The Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)

Record Store Day – April 18th, 9am-5pm. New Stuff, Old Stuff, Used Stuff, Good Stuff.



BROOKLYNGreenpoint c/o Human NYC (110 Meserole Ave)

April 24th-26th, Friday/Saturday/Sunday, Noon-8pm. All Numero, All Day.

See you there!

When Bidding Victoriously Goes Wrong
April 30, 2014, 1:17 pm
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We recommend saving a few shekels and getting the new Dinosaur Jr. Visitors 5 x 45 boxset direct from our website. Or, better yet, seek it out from one of the many record stores that still have copies!