Our friends at Stranded in Oakland recently sent us their own handcrafted bin divider… it’s pretty impressive. We love it when anyone has to employ carpentry skills to display our oeuvre. However, for those less inclined or more sawdust-allergic, we have created our own. (For those paying attention, this is the second time we’ve done this, but those old ones are long gone.)
An image already bandied about on the cover of our slick new catalog seen in the finest record retail locations around the world. This bin card expands on it… a collection of all and sundry logos connected with the Numero universe… a glimpse at the weird one-shot brands and defunct companies conceived by our independently-minded artists. They’re already being shipped to record stores around the country, but the most serious Numero archivists will have the Numero catalog titles filed together in their collection and a custom divider can add perfect flair to showcase their collection. With this in mind, we put a few extras on sale. These bincards are limited as hell. Do not delay.
Kid Is Gone is the unquiet portrait of primal Unwound. Before 1993's Fake Train ripped through, they'd been Giant Henry, Supertanker, and Cygnus X-1, short-lived black holes gathering dark material into something built to explode. From Justin Trosper, Vern Rumsey, and Brandt Sandeno's first restive years, "Crab Nebula" might've best prepared the indie-sphere for what Unwound became, had Sandeno's split not stalled their planned debut. Part 1 in Numero's 4-part reissue project, Kid Is Gone documents signal chaos in Olympia's fertile scene before Unwound's turbulent noise hit stride, in unrevealed period photos, 34 tracks, and three LPs--cassette-only demos, early 7"s, a KAOS radio broadcast, material tracked live in a local basement, and all of what became 1994's Unwound, on which the band's prehistory plays out in a feral maelstrom of screaming, distortion, feedback, and abrasive promise.