Dumb Numbers share "Will You Earn A Star"

Dumb Numbers — which features Australian musician and filmmaker Adam Harding along with Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr./Sebadoh), Dale Crover (Melvins), David Yow (the Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid), Murph (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast) and more — will release its sophomore LP, Dumb Numbers II, on August 19 via Joyful Noise Recordings. The band recently released lead single “Girl On The Screen,” and now they’ve shared another taste of the album with the grungy, driving “Will You Earn A Star.”

Where being in a band can be like a marriage, Dumb Numbers is more of an open relationship: with no definitive lineup, it’s primarily a recording project, and live performances are rare.  Dumb Numbers II comes as a follow-up to the band’s 2013 S/T release, which saw them tour with My Bloody Valentine. The new album’s cover art (below) is by Malcolm Bucknall, who has only allowed his artwork to be used on three records previously: two Jesus Lizard albums and the band’s 1993 split with Nirvana. The cover of Dumb Numbers II features a Bucknall painting called “My Bohemian Rhapsody.”