The musical vehicle for singer/songwriter and videographer Adam Harding, Dumb Numbers make sludgy, expansive indie rock. A native of Australia, Harding spent many years in Los Angeles where he directed music videos for such bands as Best Coast, DJ Shadow, Sebadoh, Swervedriver and Warpaint. Working with a handful of Los Angeles-based musicians including Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow, Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno, Dinosaur Jr. drummer Murph, and Melvins drummer Dale Crover, Harding crafted Dumb Numbers' idiosyncratic mix of moody, guitar-based music that touches upon noise, drone, shoegaze, and other styles of rock. In 2013, Dumb Numbers released their debut self-titled album featuring photography by David Lynch. The same year, Dumb Numbers toured North America with My Bloody Valentine, and also supported The Lemonheads and Sebadoh. In 2015, Dumb Numbers released an ambitious triple 10” box set featuring collaborations with David Lynch, Melvins, and David Yow from The Jesus Lizard. In 2016, Dumb Numbers returned with their second full-length album, featuring David Yow on guest vocals, and artwork by Malcolm Bucknall (the Jesus Lizard, Nirvana). In 2017, Dumb Numbers released the Stranger EP, presenting slow, cinematic reinterpretations of songs from the first two full-length albums, with Dale Crover on drums, and Thor Harris from Swans on tubular bells, gongs and additional percussion.
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