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You're Not From Around Here

The previously unissued soundtrack to the 1964 noir, You’re Not From Around Here, discovered after 55 years in the Louis Wayne Moody archive. A hobo’s bindle full of twangy tremolo, reverb-drenched revenge, and existential echo. Songs of alienation, paranoia, dark alleys, betrayal, prison, prostitution, trains, gun play, feminine betrayal, and the dusty, lonely road of self discovery. A black and white affair trapped under the weight of a post-war technicolor allure, You’re Not From Around Here lives in a universe of moral ambiguity.

Packaged in a replica of the original octagonal film canister, replete with rusted and glimmering varnishes alike, debossed logoture, and 36" x 27" fold out movie poster.

Find out where you're from with the You're Not From Around Here playlist here.

About the Cabinet of Curiosities:

For Numero, taking time to explore the more esoteric possibilities of our creative practice provides a deeper understanding of the resulting piece of work. This curatorial exercise, usually relegated to mix tapes and oddball DJ nights, has allowed us to see the connections between our most far reaching corners.

After years of whittling away at the art of compilation, this part of the practice came to the foreground, and an alternate view began to emerge. The outlines of a context beyond time and place, individual and scene. Threads sewn through the fabric of music history that tell a story primarily concerned with intentionality, psychic connections, and vibe.

To tell these stories an equally symbolic medium is required.

In order to create an object that can emote the value of the like minded yet distant relationships therein we looked to the world of commercial production running parallel to these musical subcultures. The treasure chest of artifacts made during the 20th century’s post-industrial free-for-all may be the only conceptually appropriate talisman for this music, the ability to bring the studio home was after all made by the same mechanism that brought on the consumer gold rush.

The consumer experience embodied by the secondary market, dog eared, footnoted, taken apart and tinkered with. The cabinet is a simulacrum of the lost and found. Our commercially nostalgic spirit-animal, redressed to be a more accurate representation of our emotional experiences with these objects. Less concerned with function than with the memories we associate with them.

The Cabinet of Curiosities is Numero’s tribute to the origin of the DIY museum, with our curatorial focus as always on the heroically home-made, the expanding fan universe, the suburban studio sublime.

Track List

  1. [B]Gene Sikora[/B] A Song For Mary
  2. [B]Cheryl Thompson[/B] Black Night
  3. [B]Bailey’s Nervous Kats[/B] First Love
  4. [B]Don McGinnis[/B] Good Luck to You
  5. [B]Attila & The Huns[/B] The Lonely Huns
  6. [B]Dick Campbell[/B] Like the Wind That's Long
  7. [B]Eddy Bailes & the Cadillacs[/B] Dark Side of the Moon
  8. [B]The Jades[/B] Lost Train
  9. [B]Hayden Thompson [/B] 16.88
  10. [B]Slim Martin [/B] Haunted After Midnight
  11. [B]Shelley Duncan [/B] Somewhere Down the Line
  12. [B]Alvie Self [/B] Lonely Walk
  13. [B]The Expressos [/B] Wandering
  14. [B]Nicky Roberts [/B] Spacewalk
  15. [B]Buzz Clifford [/B] Wouldn’t It Be Nice (To Have Wings and Fly)
  16. [B]Houston & Dorsey [/B] Ebb Tide
  17. [B]Charlie Megira [/B] Tomorrow’s Gone
  • The Sensitive Touch
    Nicky Roberts
  • The Nervous Kats
    Bailey's Nervous Kats
  • Da Abtomatic Miesterzinger Mambo Chic
    Charlie Megira