The musical vehicle for longtime videographer turned singer/songwriter Adam Harding, Dumb Numbers make sludgy, expansive indie rock.
A native of Australia, Harding spent many years in Los Angles where he directed videos for such bands as Sebadoh
. However, after collaborating with Sebadoh
's Lou Barlow
on music for a deleted scene on the DVD release of director John Waters
' Cry Baby (music that ultimately went unused), Harding was inspired to continue writing and recording. Working with a handful of Los Angeles-based musicians including Barlow
, Dinosaur Jr.
, Dead River
-guitarist Bonnie Mercer, Melvins
drummer Dale Crover
, and others, Harding crafted Dumb Numbers' idiosyncratic mix of moody, guitar-based music that touches upon distorted noise, stoner metal, shoegaze, and other styles of rock. In 2013, Dumb Numbers released their debut full-length, self-titled album on Joyful Noise Recordings
. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi