Friday, August 23, 2019


The Number Twelve Looks Like You has revealed the official music video for "Raised and Erased," a song from the upcoming album, Wild Gods – the band's first new album in ten years.

The song features vocals by Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam.

Watch "Raised and Erased," here:

Wild Gods will be released September 20th via Overlord Music (double LP vinyl, CD, and digital formats). Pre-order, pre-save, and pre-add the album, here:

The Number Twelve frontman Jesse Korman offers this statement about the song:

"Our days are numbered. For our next single I wanted to revisit that time tested message, about time itself, and how we use it. It’s a story we’ve all heard before, and most likely ignored. For many of us, no matter how much we see the signs, we remain in denial, and continue to waste our lives repeating the same patterns time and time again until we’ve been emotionally or physically… erased. I wanted to touch on the aspirational aspect of that, and the fact that anyone has the ability to get out of a cycle of mediocrity and waste. 

"When writing the song I drew inspiration from countless places, including many historic figures. Larger than life icons who became immortal in our imaginations, Martin Luther King, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, so many others. People who came from nothing and changed the world. Of course, we’ve all heard these names and struggle to see a part of ourselves in them. But we are in them. We all have to start somewhere. I grew up quite poor in Jersey City, NJ, my mother an immigrant and my father dying young. We came from almost nothing. I was bullied and bitter and knew I didn’t want the same life as everyone else. The expectations taken for granted were suffocating and uninspiring, ‘do well in school, do what everyone else does, get a job.’ I just didn’t want it. I dropped out of high school when I was 16 and started a band at 17. That journey has taken me across the world and changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. I met SO many friends along the way, people that mirrored those long dead icons of the past but were living and breathing, pushing forward right now."

From New Jersey, The Number Twelve Looks Like You made its name as a standout 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."

Releasing four albums and one EP between 2003 and 2009, the band then took a long hiatus, returning finally in 2016 with a new lineup: original members Jesse Korman on vocals and Alexis Pareja on guitar, with new recruits Michael Kadnar on drums and DJ Scully on bass. The reformed, revitalized Number Twelve toured the US and Europe with the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and even brought its noise to Russia for the first time ever.

Continuing to tour over the next few years, The Number Twelve grew into the beast we have before us now. Wild Gods, the first new album since 2009, bursts with raw emotion and daring musicality. An absolute feast for the ears, Wild Gods shows The Number Twelve of 2019 to be an evolved, supercharged version of its former self.

The band will tour the US in October, with support from God Mother and Pound.

10/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
10/2 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
10/3 Somerville, MA @ ONCE
10/4 Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
10/5 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/6 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/8 London, ON @ Call The Office
10/9 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
10/10 Berwyn, IL @ Wire
10/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Citadel
10/12 Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
10/15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/16 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
10/17 Philedelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/18 Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall

Photo by Karen Jerzyk

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