Numero Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a music festival in 2023. Numero Twenty is happening on February 18-19 at the Palace Theater in Los Angeles, and features a whole bunch of great artists that have had their music released and reissued through Numero Group, all of whom were originally active in the ’90s. The Numero Twenty lineup includes Unwound, Codeine, The Hated, Ida, Karate, Chisel, Everyone Asked About You, Ui, Rex and Tsunami. Find tickets and more info here.
“Twenty years is a long time to do anything, let alone a record company,” Numero Group co-founders Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier said in a press release. “Especially in the 21st century. Somehow Numero managed to survive downloading, the collapse of several distributors, streaming, vinyl, and the ever evolving and particular tastes of the average reissue connoisseur, and has arrived in its second decade doing our most adventurous work. We were ten when we began looking at ’90s indie as a potential source of artists ripe for rediscovery. We spent Numero’s teenage years making lavish box sets for Codeine, Unwound, and Karate, just like we wished we did in our actual teenage years in the 1990s. Numero Twenty is a reissue of a feeling, of an era. Those before times when we weren’t connected electronically and found out about cool shit through Letraset flyers and word of mouth; Of mix tapes, and letters, and beat up atlases in the glove box.”
Read our feature, Unwound’s Leaves Turn Inside You was a breathtaking final bow.