Soft Summer Breezes

Sunday Morning Comin' Up
Let Numero take the wheel and drive this lazy day.

The Numero Guide to Lounge Music

In/Visible Persons Distributed In Space
The Numero Guide to Sci-Fi Soul

Successful experiments in otherworldly interpretations of soul

Wayfaring Strangers
The Numero Guide to Private Press Folk

One private press folk album to rule them all.

Numero Group 2021
The Numero Guide to Numero Hits

Numero hits from the last little while.

The Numero Guide to Four-Track Fantasia

A hero’s quest worth of staccato synths, crack house Casios, off-brand drum machines, minimal Morricone, four-track fantasia, and a variety of other speculations on what the 1980s thought the future would sound like.

The Numero Guide to Drum Machine Manifestos

Planisphere will provide you with a fairly discernible chart for discovering both deep-sky objects or shallow emotional pulses of the cerebral cortex.

The Numero Guide to Ladies of the 80s

Channeling Kim Wilde grooves and Carly Simon moods.

You're Not From 'Round Here
The Numero Guide to Country Noir

The soundtrack to your spaghetti western dreams and backcountry schemes.

Technicolor Paradise
The Numero Guide to Exotica

Slip into a mental shangri-la so soothing you won't realize this paradise is just a living room luau. Go wild, you tiki freaks.

Funk Rock Rides Again
The Numero Guide to Funk Rock

For our next trick... watch us pull a funk break out of a rock song.

D for Effort
The Numero Guide to Slowcore

Now that we have Duster, Bedhead, and Codeine in the catalog, we thought it might be interesting to gather up some other loose ends into one convenient place.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the Numero Dinner Party
The Numero Guide to Elegant Hosting

We're serving up the smoothest, creamiest sounds. Featuring cocktail jazz hors d'oeuvres, a main course marinated in reverb and a sweet, salty yacht rock dessert. You're invited! (BYOB).

Private Beach
The Numero Guide to Surf

Waves of reverb crashing on your private beach, you can ride these bad boys for miles.

The Numero Guide to Ecto

Happy Rhodes' sound is tough to pin down, so her fan club coined the term Ecto to describe it. Use our Spotify playlist as a primer.

Bliss Out For Days
Meditation & Relaxation

We get it, you just got into these new age joints and have no idea where to go next. We’ve got a playlist for that.

Eccentric Deep Soul

Emerging from the '60s and reigning throughout the decade, Deep soul displays such intense and life-dependent vocal performances you’re not sure if the singer’s about to break down crying or chase fistfuls of sleeping pills with whiskey.

Garage Punk Kids
The Numero Guide to '60s Garage

Raw, three-chord fuzzbox boogie straight outta the garage (as long as you're done by dinnertime).

Broken Arrows
The Numero Guide to Black Vietnam

Black Americans served and died in disporportionate numbers in Vietnam. These are their songs: longings, protestings, homecomings.

From the Stacks
A Journey Through the Numero Vault

Every Friday we upload a new digital-only record from our vault. Follow along with our progress here.

Cosmic American Music
The Numero Guide to Country Rock

Our guide to the electric country Gram Parsons embroidered into the deserts and plains of 1970's America.

Cult Cargo
The Numero Guide to International Soul

Our finest soul imports served up duty free.

A Place Called Bad
The Numero Guide to Aussie Punk

Here's your chance to get acquainted with The Scientists, don't blow it kid.

Seafaring Strangers
The Numero Guide to Yacht Rock

"I've got your life vest right here: it's called the 80's, and it's gonna be around forever!"

It Came From NYC
The Numero Guide to Scuzz Rock

Like all good things sleazy and sordid, scuzz rock came from NYC - look no further for the grimiest of guitar music.

Afterschool Special
The Numero Guide to Kid Soul

Pre-pubescent falsettos belting out nothing but sweet sincerity with a side of sass.

Dream Songs and Healing Sounds
The Numero Guide to Ethnographic Recordings

Conduct your own ethnographic research in a place and time far from your reality. Hear the sounds and songs of indigenous cultures and remote civilizations you may never see with your own eyes.

Adults Only
The Numero Guide to Strip Club Shakers

Back in the day there were no jazz players worth their salt who never moonlit a strip joint. To celebrate these nighthawks, here are our favorite brass-backed burlesque bump-and-grinders.

Eccentric Funk

Take a dive into the deep end of the funk pool.

American Primitive
The Numero Guide to Fingerstyle Guitar

Numero's picks of America's fingerpicking virtuosos.

1990s Punk & Indie
The Numero Guide to Punk & Indie

Anyone can do it, so do it yourself.

Eccentric Florida Soul

Melding the tight tunes from marching band heydays with Caribbean reverberations, this is the guide to the neon-lit Miami Sound. From Deep City, Florida's first Black-owned label, onward.

Eccentric Instrumentals
The Numero Guide to Instrumental Soul

Some of our favorite soul tracks - vocals not included.

Acid Nightmares
The Numero Guide to Proto-Metal

Satanic strains from the severely stoned, post-hippie pre-metal.

Out There
The Numero Guide to Outsider Music

Outerspace ethnographers and your local neighborhood hermits. These are the stars of outsider music.

Blank Generation
The Numero Guide to New York Punk

Experience the Bowery scene before it turned into a John Varvatos boutique.

Who Knows Where the Time Goes
The Numero Guide to UK Folk

Lonesome, meditative folk from the Great Isle, for passing time in the hermitage or while gearing up to watch The Wicker Man again.

It's My Thing
The Numero Guide to Sister Funk

They say she was too Black for rock and too hard for soul. These are the powerful ladies who pioneered funk.

Shanghai'd Soul
The Numero Guide to Sampling

You heard here first - samples from the depths of Numero's catalog.

Chains& Black Exhaust
The Numero Guide to Black Rock

Hard churning and feedback fueled, these are the artists who reclaimed rock as Black.

Entonces Que Somos
The Numero Guide to Latin Music

A little Latin salsa, bossa, funk, soul, and psych stew for you, from Numero.

Basement Beehive
The Numero Guide to the Girl Group Sound

Ponytail pop from the ’60s. Girls in groups, in pairs, solo, or on the moon.

I Need That Record
The Numero Guide to Power Pop

A guitar pop soundtrack for shopping for buttons to wear on your jacket lapels.

Eccentric Northern Soul

American soul sounds that graced the dance floors of Northern England, with that beat guaranteed to keep you up all night every night.

Purple Reign
The Numero Guide to the Minneapolis Sound

You know the Purple One. Get familiar with his Minneapolis neighbors on the corner of funk rock and synth pop.

Ladies From the Canyon
The Numero Guide to Femme Folk

Mother Earth's sirens singing moonlit songs carved from the canyon.

Eccentric Modern Soul
The Numero Guide to Modern Soul

Northern Soul's funkier, disco-er, younger sister. She's more modern than Northern.

Color One Tear Black
The Numero Guide to Lowrider Soul

Lowrider car culture isn't at all about speed or technology, but about aesthetics and cruising leisurely. With that in mind it makes sense that the sound of the lowrider scene is sophisticated falsetto soul ballads.

Best of
The Numero Group

The greatest hits of the world's greatest reissue label.

Eccentric Soul
The Numero Guide to the Eccentric Soul Series

Numero's flagship series all wrapped up in one playlist just for you. Hit shuffle and take a survey class in the history of underground soul music.

The Cabinet of Curiosities
Numero’s tribute to the Suburban Studio Sublime

Early Emo

To Here Knows When:
The Numero Guide to Shoegaze

Celebrating the scene that celebrates itself

Mid-Century Modern

Visible and Invisible Persons Distributed in Space
The Numero Guide to Sci-fi Soul

Experiments in sci-fi soul

Eccentric Disco
Come Boogie with us

Rockin', Poppin', and full-tiltin' until the the milk truck drags the sun up. Come boogie with us

Move On Up
Eccentric Chicago Soul

Blending together hometown heroes & deeper cuts from our Chicago soul catalog.

On The South Side

We’ve got nightmarish creepers, spellbinding jeepers, and zombie freakers … tune in if you dare


Soul so heavy the blues bleed through

Eccentric Snow
A Yuletide Time Machine

A yuletide time machine, showcasing far-out holiday sounds! Snowed out, egg-nogged tunes to get you and the crew in the Holiday mood

Sleep with Numero

Rest your weary mind for a full REM cycle's worth of sound, eight hours of bliss to prepare you for tomorrow.

Reggae on Sunset
The Numero Guide to Dub & Reggae

Let's Go Wild!
The Numero Guide to Rockabilly

Get gone. Real gone. Three and a half hours of the wildest countrified r’n’r this side of Memphis. A treasure trove of boppers, draggers, and hip-shakers sure to get lodged somewhere between your brain and that heavy dollop of grease keeping your duck butt firm. Perfect for a drive to lover’s point, the passion pit, or just hot rodding around town with the top down.

24 Carat Black
The Genius of Dale Warren

Over the course of two decades with Stax, Motown, and dozens of other micro labels, Dale Warren’s singular sound was imprinted hundreds of songs. Our latest playlist gathers over 150 examples of his work, from Isaac Hayes to Marvin Gaye.

Numero 95
Software Sounds

Welcome to Numero ’95. To begin your experience click the link in bio. When the playlist has been mounted on your machine your consciousness should be redirected to its new programming commands immediately. See you inside.

Demos, Rehearsals, and Outtakes

Rehearsals, demos, outtakes, these diamonds in the rough offer a glimpse behind the veil of the sacred songwriting process. Sketches is a collection of our favorite first drafts, scratches of melody on their way to becoming the next great earworm.


Walls of jangly guitars, maudlin organs, and melancholy harmonies deliver the bummer to ring in the summer.


Lover's Walk
The Numero Guide to Street Soul

909s and Sunshine
The Numero Guide to UK Rave

Eccentric Boogie