Numero Records Announce Uk Compilation & Tour
To the more discerning patron of archive releases, the Chicago reissue label, Numero Group have garnered a bit of a rep for impeccably restored and well researched rare, deep soul, most notably through their 'Eccentric Soul' series. Though the label, begun in 2002, has since gone on to release everything from cult psych (the Pisces LP 'A Lovely Sight') to revered 'slowcore' (a slew of Codeine LP's)
Recently they've shown a new lease of greater (some would say unhinged) ambition with the 'Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles' compilation, a heavy metal compilation, accompanied by a boardgame; perfect fare for the less self conscious headbanger.
Whether that eccentricity appeals or not, trawling through the rest of their catalogue represents an opportunity to always discover something new, refreshing and neglected (a personal favourite has been the 'Good God: Apocryphal Hymns' release, a set of private press gospel and sacred soul which is as magnificent as that sounds)
So praise be that they're hitting these shores for an 8 day tour starting in Edinburgh at Studio 24 (hopefully they'll quell the disappointment of the 'Yes' Campaign and relieve some tension)
Ostensibly commemorating the tour is a new CD release; 'Tinmine Soul Supply'.
All the details of where they're hitting up and what to expect with the Soul Supply release are below.
"For ten days, Chicago's Numero Group will send shockwave after shockwave down the spines of UK dancers and record buyers. From Edinburgh to London, Manchester to Dublin, the M1 to the M4, Numero will be hosting a series of dance parties, in store events, films, and even a pop up shop. They will have a full line of LPs, CDs, games, 45s, and all the other miscellaneous debris you've come to love us for. Not only that, we're even manufacturing a special UK ONLY limited edition compact disc, TINMINE SOUL SUPPLY which will be available from 20th September in the UK’s best independent records shops only."
Tour Dates :
20-Sep Edinburgh:Studio 24 (Numero DJ's from 10.00pm)
21-Sep Manchester: Electrik Bar (Numero DJ's from 8.00pm)
23-Sep London: Rough Trade East [6.00pm, In-store event including Q&A]
24-Sep London: Servant Jazz Quarters (Numero dj's from 7.00pm)
25-Sep Dublin Sugar Club (from 9.00pm)
26-Sep Cork Triskel Arts Centre (Numero dj's from 8.00pm)
27-Sep London Ace Hotel (Numero dj's from 8.00pm)
28-Sep London Strongroom (Numero Pop Up shop from 2.00 to 8.00pm / Numero dj's from 8.00- 10.30pm)
Release Details for Tinmine Soul Supply
UK Release Date: 20th September 2014
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