Cosmic Reaper


Cosmic Reaper teams up with Black Numbers for vinyl release of “Demon Dance” EP

In early 2021, I came across Cosmic Reaper’s self-titled debut on Heavy Psych Sounds. Immediately I had flashbacks to being a 10 year old kid hearing Black Sabbath for the first time and was hooked. I promptly ordered a copy on vinyl, and went to see what other material they had to offer. After a little digging on Bandcamp and Discogs, I found that they had released an EP in 2019 that was only available digitally. After a few emails and phone calls, I’m stoked to say we’ll be working with the band to release the “Demon Dance” EP on March 18, 2022. Test presses are approved and these are on schedule for pressing the first week of March.

The fine people over at No Echo are premiering a brand new music video for “In the Lair” right now. Head over there and check it out, and grab a copy of “Demon Dance” in our webstore. We’re only doing 500 of these, so get them while they last.


Dirty Shrines to release debut LP on Black Numbers

We’re very excited to announce our first new release since early 2020, and welcome Dirty Shrines to the Black Numbers family. Dirty Shrines hails from Fort Collins, CO and features some familiar faces. Tim Browne and Brian Van Proyen both come from Red Scare Records superstars, Elway, while bassist Drew Johnson played in Chumped. As big fans of their previous work, we were quick to jump on the opportunity to work with their new band. They’ve only played a handful of shows since they started just before Covid-19 brought touring to a stop, but we hope to have them out on the road very soon.

Dirty Shrines’ debut LP “Digital Ego”: a begrudgingly self-aware treatise on the terminally-online world via 10 track flight of fancy that dabbles equally in 70s rock, power pop, punk, and indie. “Digital Ego” comes out Sept 17th, and you can check out “Every Mile” premiering right now over at No Echo. We’ll be releasing the LP on vinyl with 500 copies pressed on a super cool Green/Pink/Tangerine A/B Split. Pre-order your copy now from our webstore.



Hot Knife announces “Dread” 10″ EP

Brooklyn punkers, Hot Knife, are back with a brand new 10″ coming out on 4/20. “Dread” was produced by Jesse Cannon, engineered by Brian Dimeglio, and mastered at The Blasting Room by Jason Livermore. You can stream “Top 10 Habits of Highly Successful People” right now over at Alternative Press, and you can grab your copy of the super limited 10″ in the BN Webstore. We had a nice record release show booked, but we’re making other plans for when NYC is allowed to have shows again. Stay tuned.


Big Loser joins Black Numbers for the release of their new full-length, “love you, barely living.””

Very excited to bring a new artist into the fold over here at Black Numbers. Joining us for the release of their sophomore full-length is Austin, TX’s Big Loser. Fans of The Weakerthans, The Front Bottoms, Against Me!, and The Gaslight Anthem are sure to connect with Big Loser’s lyrical themes and sing-along choruses. “love you, barely living” comes out April 3rd, and you can check out the first single right now over at Punk Rock Theory. We’ve got pre-orders up in the webstore, including a cool tee shirt bundle.

Catch Big Loser on tour, starting just days after the release of their record:

April 9th    Austin, TX / Hotel Vegas
April 12th    Oklahoma, OK / HiLo Lounge
April 13th    Kansas City, KS / TBA
April 14th    Springfield, IL / Dumb Records
April 15th    Chicago, IL / The Burlington
April 16th    Windsor, ON / Meteor
April 17th    London, ON / Richmond Tavern
April 18th    Hamilton, ON / Doors: Taco Bar
April 19th    Toronto, ON / Bovine Sex Club
April 21st    Peterborough, ON / The Garnet
April 23rd    Ottawa, ON / Cinqhole
April 24th    Montreal, QC / Barfly
April 25th    Quebec, QC / Scanner Bistro
April 28th    Charlottetown, PEI / Baba’s Lounge
April 29th    Halifax, NS / Gus’ Pub
April 30th    St. John, NB / Taco Pica
May 1st       Portland, ME / TBA
May 2nd      Boston, MA / TBA
May 4th       Providence, RI / News Cafe
May 5th       NYC, NY / Planet X
May 6th       NYC, NY / Gold Sounds
May 7th       Philadelphia, PA / TBA
May 8th       Washington D.C. / TBA
May 10th    Richmond, VA / Garden Grove Brewery

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