Numero Group: By The Numbers


Numero and MTV: What does it all mean?
November 1, 2012, 8:53 am
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Yesterday morning, MTV’s Hive sub-brand did a nice featurette on our little label. Rest assured it was totally out of the blue. While we don’t expect to be moving into Dial MTV‘s top 20 countdown, we have a few suggestions from the video-era if they ever get really daring.

New York’s Colors go bananas in someone’s yard and in some kind of artist loft. That painting in the background? Just an original Basquiat.

A legit MTV play, this was the third of Shoes’ four (!) videos from Present Tense.

For some reason this Speedies track was overlooked for Numero 004, but we did sell it digitally on our site for a while.

While Loose Lips’ “Kyle” is the “hit” off their lone EP, Hung Up On Pop, the track is missing from this 1981 cable access concert from Triton College. The actual Kyle isn’t missing. She’s the girl in the black and white dress dancing on stage.

From Alfonso Lovo’s follow up to La Gigantona. Whatever you do, don’t fax this guy.

Despite being made at the height of 120 Minutes, there’s no fucking way they were playing this arty shit.

We are open to hosting a classic videos night on M2 or wherever they’re broadcasting images set to music these days, just have your make up artist call our make up artist.

While you’re still reading, pick up this great book about the early days of MTV co-authored by longtime Numero supporter Rob Tannenbaum.



Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!

A skinny tie, a vest and a button. Just add chiming guitars, driving drums and a guy named Jeff. Drop some harmonies, mix for maximum jangle, and you’ve got that most twee of genres, the little genre that almost could: Power Pop! And we’ve got more of it coming than ever hit the charts. Any charts.

First up, Numero 004, Buttons: Starter Kit.

Featuring The Tweeds, Randy Winburn, Sponsors, The Trend, Luxury, Treble Boys, Colors, Tommy Rock, The Toms, Bats and The Kids.

Then…. We go regional with Numero 044, Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.

Illinois’ most hopeful, featuring Tom Orsi, Eyz, Paul, The Kind, Kevin Lee and Heartbeat, The Names, The Jets, Band Jocks, Prettyboys, Lay-Z, Northshore, All Night Newsboys, Shoes, Loose Lips, The Nines, Contra-band, and Vertebrats. Enough Pop to make Honest Abe tell a little white lie just to get into Mary Todd’s panties.

Coming Soon! On LP, CD, and yes, there might be a full set of band buttons available to early adopters.