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The Number Twelve Looks Like You Detail New Album & Fall Tour, Debut “Ruin The Smile”


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The Number Twelve Looks Like You‘s new album “Wild Gods” has officially been announced for a September 20th release through Overlord Music. It’s their first proper release since 2009’s “Worse Than Alone” and a new single from it titled “Ruin The Smile” has been launched below. Pre-orders for the album are also available and can be found here.

Primary recording sessions for the outing took place at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ with Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc. fame behind the boards. Additionally, vocal sessions took place at Brady Street Recordings in Waldwick, NJ with Mikhail Marinas and Jeremy Comitas.

Speaking on the band’s return, frontman Jesse Korman had the following to say:

“The band ended somewhat abruptly. We all just needed a break from one another. So as the years went on, Alex and I felt like we never got to write some songs that we knew had to be written – that next sound, that next wild record that would push us even more out of our comfort zones and into new waters. We had built such a foundation, such an amazing following, and before we got too old, we knew we should give this one more big shot. To really make a statement for the world to remember us by.”

As for the lyrical theme of the outing, he offered:

“In the past my lyrics were stories that personally happened to me. It would either be about some experience I went through or something I just simply observed and had to speak about. After we disbanded, I always said that if I had a platform like Number Twelve again, I would speak for others and help tell their stories. Which is what I did.

This album is like a galactic freak show advertisement to aliens, telling them to come see this insane place we call Earth. On Earth, there are stories that are so out there, you would think they were made up. But no, this is what happens here on Earth. We have everything from priests who molest children, and churches that cover it up, to men thinking they are superior to women, to people killing wild animals with military grade weapons and calling it a sport. I am sort of like a deranged ringleader to this planet, telling the extraterrestrials to come see and hear all about it, to come see the Wild Gods.”

The band’s guitarist Alexis Pareja commented of the album itself:

“The intention here was to create an unexpected journey through atmospheres that make the listener reflect on the tension and release that each song is putting forth while maintaining a connecting thread. Our goal was to find a balance where we were not repeating ourselves, yet staying true to an essence of what the band had achieved in the past.

When it comes to influences, I listen to a great variety of world, classical, jazz, and minimalist offerings. We all have very different musical preferences and something interesting is bound to happen.”

Wild Gods” will run as follows:

01 – “Gallery Of Thrills
02 – “Last Laughter
03 – “Ruin The Smile
04 – “Ease My Siamese
05 – “Sword Swallower
06 – “Raised And Erased
07 – “Tombo’s Wound
08 – “Of Fear
09 – “Interspecies
10 – “Rise Up Mountain

The band will headline the following tour with God Mother and Pound shortly after the album’s release:

10/01 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
10/02 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
10/03 Somerville, MA – ONCE
10/04 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
10/05 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/06 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
10/08 London, ON – TBA
10/09 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

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