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Real Numbers ‘Performs’ – a collection of live performances and radio sessions.

Track 1 coming from Evan Funk Davies’ program on WFMU and features an exclusive original composition ‘Around the Arms’. After that a beautiful version of ‘Up & About’ from a performance for Madison Wisconsin’s Isthmus newspaper. Track 3 showcases a ripping take of Real Numbers ‘classic’ ‘Na Na Ooh’ from KEXP. Closing out the side we go all the way back to 2013 for ‘Boats & Cars’ from Minneapolis’ 'Off the Record' program on Radio K.

Side 2 opens with a cover of Glasgow’s Golden Dawn (Sarah Records) recorded in a record store basement featuring new synth player Sophie Durbin. ‘Ordeal’ was taken from a performance at St. Paul’s Turf Club.

Finally Real Numbers’ only performance at the now closed, mythical DIY venue Secret Service. The set recorded very late in the evening after stellar performances by Argentina’s Los Cripis, Ft. Worth’s Fungi Girls and Minneapolis’ own Velveteens.


released May 31, 2019

around the arms (wfmu) * 07-22-15
up & about (isthmus live session) * 02-17-17
na na ooh (kexp) 08-07-17
boats & cars (radio k) *# 05-31-13
chase my blues away (dead media) + 06-15-18
ordeal (turf club) 09-03-16
tear it in two (secret service) * 06-11-15

eli hansen guitar & vocals
ian nygaard guitar
cam soojian bass & backup vocals except *john eggerman
james blackfield drums/tambourine except #tony milek
sophie durbin keyboards

artwork by carolyn hawkins
songs by eli hansen except +the golden dawn
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