WEIRD NUMBERS: Minotaur Dreams: 7”

You can take Zache Davis out of Seattle, but you can’t take the Seattle out of Zache. I’ve made some form of this statement before while reviewing Davis’ Los Angeles band Maniac. Coming from the Pacific Northwest myself, I witnessed the greatness of his pre-California band The Girls and was sold instantly. With Weird Numbers, we have Zache coming north again to team up with some old friends (and member of The Girls, Tourist, and Wasted USA) and create this beautiful slab of music. Of course, this screams of Seattle in the early aughts to me. How could it not? Five songs of perfectly strange angular pop. Obviously, I can hear The Girls and Maniac in the mix, but there is a level of laid-back urgency that is unique to this band. The first time I put this on, I flipped it over a total of six times in a row. Even now as I revisit it to write this, I am on my third play through. Is it the post apocalyptic surf pop feel that I am hooked on, or is it how fun it is to sing the line “I’m a minotaur driving in my car” over and over? We may never know. I do know that Weird Numbers has found a permanent place in my heart. –Ty Stranglehold (Dirt Cult)