Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Greetings and salutations everybody!  We hope the holiday winter season is treating you well.  As 2017 draws to a close we'd like to reflect about our projects for the year as well as look forward to what may be in store for 2018!  While 2017 wasn't our most productive year as far as output we still managed to cross some big projects off the list.

In case you missed it's release earlier in the month, the NINTH volume of our annual Holiday Compilation is now available for your listening pleasure.  This volume consists of 16 wonderful holiday tracks from friends both old and new.  While this volume may not sport the highest number of tracks for one of our comps, we do believe this volume has the most tracks with the word christmas in the title.  None the less it is full of holiday seasonal goodness so please check it out and share it with friends!

After years of them only releasing a track or two at a time, in early September the world finally got the release of a full length from Please Exist!  This whopper of a record is 12 tracks long and has some killer illustration work by John T. Fisher.   Recorded, mixed and mastered by the great Joe Egan at Missile Silo Studios, this record really captures and displays Please Exist's big and heavy sound for your ears to fully enjoy.

 In addition to Please Exist's full length record they also recorded and released a sister EP to their 2013 release "Let Daytime Die".  This new EP entitled "Let The Nighttime Live" is 5 tracks long and packs a pretty mean punch.  Recorded by Bryan Kwasnik and mixed and mastered by Kevin Carafa the aggressiveness of this EP is on full display. If you missed it when it dropped over the summer then give it a whirl.

Well folks that's more or less it for 2017.  Although there wasn't a lot of releases there was in fact some pretty big and long awaited ones.  Here's to 2018 where we intend on crossing some long gestating projects/releases off the list, doing a new NotRock Comp (VOLUME 5!),  and hopefully a few other surprises.  Thank you all for the love an support we've received this year! Have a happy and safe holiday everybody.  See you in 2018!  Until then be kind, be happy, and take care!
- J.T.F.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Hello Everybody!

Many apologies for the lack of posts this year.  Do know that even though things slow to a simmer at times these days, things are in fact always cooking.

First up and MOST IMPORTANT it is that time of year where another Holiday Compilation is upon us and WE NEED YOU!  That's right we are currently looking and taking submissions for the 2017 NotRock Holiday Compilation.  This will be our 9th (can you believe it?) consecutive year where we will be releasing a seasonal compilation jam-packed with songs relating directly or indirectly to the holiday season and or winter in general.  As always both originals and covers are welcome but covers need to be cleared with us to avoid multiple submissions of the same song.  Songs must be submitted in aif or wav form by November 27th to or via our Facebook page messenger.  More details can be found on the comp event page.  We look forward to hearing all your submissions!

 Next up is PLEASE EXIST!  If you've missed the the fanfare last month surrounding the release of their LP "Slow Dance To The Apocalypse" then look no further.  The 12 song album is available NOW for streaming/download via their bandcamp page.

In addition to the LP, Please Exist also sneaked a 5 song EP under the radar in August.  "Let The Nighttime Live" is a follow-up/sister EP to their previous "Let The Daytime Die".  Check it out now!

If it seams like Please Exist will be taking it easy after all that think again!  They are currently recording 5 new tracks to be featured on a split release with our great buds DejaGravy.  In addition they will finally release the long in production "Dominic" single b/w "Good Morning Goodbye" in the coming months.  We'll have more info on those upcoming releases soon and perhaps some more surprises in the works.  Keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Other things of note: DISSERIPH has graced the world with another astounding EP.  Waste no more time and check it out immediately.

Speaking of projects the great Adam Kaniper is involved in, check out this video of the debut show from BURY YOURSELF.  It will absolutely knock your socks and shoes off!!!

Well we believe that may be all the news fit to print this month.  There's probably something else big we're forgetting about.  Oh well, next time.  Until then be kind, be happy, and take care!

- J.T.F.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wrapping 2016 Unwrapping Gifts


We've got a quickie post here just to round out the year with some news that absolutely can not wait!  Just in time for the holiday season we've released our 8th installment of the annual NotRock Holiday Compilation!  This years comp is jam-packed with 20 holiday jams featuring many an artist of years past, some really old friends, and some newcomers.  There's something for everyone on here so please do enjoy and share.

We've been posting the same thing forever about Please Exist but they really do have some records coming out VERY soon.  Their 12 song LP "Slowdance To The Apocalypse" wrapped production and is in the mixing stage.  In addition the 5 song EP "Let The Nighttime Live" (a sister EP to their previous "Let The Daytime Die")  has also wrapped production.  It has been whisked away to our friend Kevin Carafa, on the west coast to be mixed and mastered.  Coming early 2017 Please Exist will finally have a ton of new material out in the world for your listening pleasure.

In exciting unexpected news, Eric K, decided to finally release an EP of 5 great songs he recored sometime ago.  "The Second EP" get's the NR-054 tag as a most welcome and overdue addition to our ever growing catalogue.  Here's hoping there's plenty more where this came from.  Check it out here:

While we're on the subject of Eric and unexpected news, he and the other members of KHANTRA will be reuniting and playing a benefit show on Jan 21st!  That was not a typo.  Yeah, we can't believe it either.  Having not played a show since 2005, this is a most exciting and welcomed news for friends and fans alike.  The show will also feature Capacities, Death Vacation, Casual and is promising to be a very special evening indeed.  The show will be benefiting JBWS so if can't make it out (but you absolutely should because it may never happen again) please consider donating to their cause regardless.

Well that's all the crazy news fit to print in this truly turbulent year.  Hang in there everybody.  Have a safe and happy holiday and may you all have the very best new year!  Until next time, be kind and take care!

- J.T.F.