In 2002, San Francisco band NUMBERS were my favorite musical act on the planet. I got to see them play multiple times as their hyper, Bulb Records-inspired, technology-gone-awry dance/postpunk was becoming fully formed. It was pretty ephemeral, too, because after about a year, they’d pretty much played the whole concept out and started releasing some pretty mediocre records.
I’ve listened to “Numbers Life”, however, at least once every six months since it came out that year. Not much of a commitment, considering it’s over and done in 20 minutes, but absolutely one of my favorites of the first decade of our young century.