The New Sound of Numbers

The New Sound of Numbers

 Athens, Georgia, USA
BandAlternativeRock

pop/experimental/post-punk - imagine The Raincoats with Sun Ra in the style of This Heat's "Repeat".

Biography

The New Sound of Numbers is an experimental post-punk band based in Athens, Georgia. Their sound radiates an urgency that expresses yet parallels themes of existential anxiety with an intuitive hope. Percussive layers build the songs and balance themselves with 12-string electric guitar, bass guitar, violin, clarinet, and multiple female vocals. They have been compared to The Slits and Lizzy Mercier Descloux
The New Sound of Numbers debuted with the album "Liberty Seeds" in 2006, released on the Cloud Recordings label. They have toured with Pylon, Circulatory System, and The Instruments.
Influences include The Raincoats, The Slits, Sly and the Family Stone, and anything with a driving rhythm.
Currently the band is working on a new record which is nearing completion.

THE BAND:

# HANNAH JONES (SUPERCLUSTER, formerly CIRCULATORY SYSTEM)
# JOHN FERNADES (OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL, CIRCULATORY SYSTEM,SUPERCLUSTER)
# VANESSA HAY (PYLON, SUPERCLUSTER
# KAY STANTON (CASPER AND THE COOKIES, SUPERCLUSTER)
# GREG O'CONNELL (QUIET HOOVES, BUBBLY MOMMY GUN)
# WILLIAM KENNEDY (REPTAR, COCO RICO)
# KATHRYN REFI (CONCEPTUAL ARTIST AND PERCUSSIONIST)
# JEFF TOBIAS (We Versus the Shark, Quiet Hooves)

FORMER MEMBERS:

# RANDY BEWLEY (PYLON)
# HEATHER MCINTOSH (THE INSTRUMENTS, GNARLS BARKLEY, CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, ETC...)
# W. CULLEN HART (OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL, CIRCULATORY SYSTEM)
# JOSH SKINNER

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"Within its first 45 minutes, "Liberty Seeds" conjures the straight-faced wackiness of Fluxus, the wobbly space funk of Sun Ra, the cleansing monotony of This Heat and Can... and that's just in the first three tracks."
Emerson Dameron, Flagpole

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"Percussion dominates, with each song built on chugging steam train rhythms. It's a hypnotic and hymnal metronomic mash, as abrasive as it is angelic, and as organic as it is robotic. It's the sound of Stereolab falling down a flight of stairs. With each bounce perfectly timed. Each roll reliably executed. And though drums (and myriad other percussive persuasions) direct the proceedings, they're more of a binding force than a melody maker - synths, guitars, violin, and the odd kazoo, each crop up to accent Jones' distant vocals."
Kevin Pearson, Stylus

Discography

LP - "Liberty Seeds" 2006

Set List

We usually play one set consisting of between 10 and 13 songs. Currently a typical set would consist of a mix of songs from the first release, and newer songs, which are soon to be released on a follow up album.

Frequency Transmission Systems (Liberty Seeds)
Is Is Was Was (Liberty Seeds)
Luminous September (Liberty Seeds)
Complete (new)
Redirect the Current (new)
New Dance (new)
Seed Split Open (Liberty Seeds)
Good Things Are Coming (Liberty Seeds)
You'll Soon Be Singing (Liberty Seeds)
Pick Up the Pieces (Like Children Do) (new)
Turn It Around (new)
Patterns In a Test Tube (new)