The reformed, revived The Number Twelve Looks Like You continues to rev up its motor in the second half of 2017, implementing a slew of action that includes a brand new recording, the release of two reissues, a tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan, and the band's first-ever Russian shows.
The New Jersey-based Number Twelve made its name as a star of the mid-'00s mathcore scene, bashing out wildly adventurous, technical music, imbued with the musicality of progressive metal and the urgency of screamo. The AV Club once described the sound as a hybrid of "The Blood Brothers' dual-scream abrasion and The Dillinger Escape Plan's nanotech riffing... The Number Twelve knows precisely when to throw a soaring, melodic chorus or a bizarre flamenco flourish into an otherwise grinding, grunting gnarl of prog-metal."
On hiatus since 2010, the band returned last year with a string of comeback shows featuring original members Jesse Korman on vocals and Alexis Pareja on guitar, and new recruits Michael Kadnar on drums and DJ Scully on bass.
The new lineup has confirmed that they are currently at work on writing and recording a brand new single – the first new music since 2009's Worse Than Alone album.
Meanwhile, fans can now obtain The Number Twelve's first two albums on vinyl – the 2003 debut, Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses, and the 2005 follow-up, Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. – both available now exclusively through Silent Pendulum Recordings, the label owned by new drummer Kadnar (also a member of Downfall of Gaia and Black Table).
While the Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses vinyl is already almost entirely sold out, Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. can still be preordered now in various color-vinyl options.
Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses (reissue out August 4th on Silent Pendulum):
Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. (reissue out September 1st on Silent Pendulum):
The Number Twelve hits the stage this week for three Northeast US shows, then heads to Europe in early August to support The Dillinger Escape Plan for nine dates of their final European tour. After the Dillinger run, The Number Twelve soldiers on through the UK and Europe and concludes the journey with four shows in Russia – the band's first time ever playing in Russia.
Says Kadnar, "I was always a big fan of The Number Twelve Looks Like You. I even went to their farewell show, seven years ago. To be asked to join the band was an absolute honor. We have been working hard on this new recording and preparing for this tour."
July 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds †
July 28 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston †
July 29 - Wallingford, CT @ Wamleg
Aug 8 - Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch *
Aug 9 - Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival *
Aug 10 - Krakow, PL @ Kwadrat *
Aug 11 - Budapest, HU @ A38 *
Aug 12 - Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara *
Aug 13 - Vienna, AT @ Szene *
Aug 14 - Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis *
Aug 15 - Cologne, DE @ Gloria *
Aug 16 - Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island *
Aug 18 - Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent
Aug 20 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio ∆
Aug 21 - Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge ∆
Aug 22 - London, UK @ The Black Heart ∆
Aug 23 - Haarlem, NT @ Patronaat ∆
Aug 24 - Kaliningrad, RU @ Detroit
Aug 25 - St Petersburg, RU @ Zoccolo 2.0
Aug 26 - Moscow, RU @ Rock House
Aug 27 - Ekaterinburg, RU @ Svoboda
† = w/ Meek Is Murder
* = w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan
∆ = w/ Hexis
Photo by Karen Jerzyk