Sunday, October 28, 2018

CALL TO ARMS FOR THE NOTROCK HOLIDAY COMP VOLUME 10!

Hello Comrades,

- It seems another year is is coming to a close and with it we begin our preparations for our annual HOLIDAY COMPILATION!  This will be our TENTH year doing this!!!  Can you believe that?  Time sure does fly.   We are super excited to be doing this for a tenth year however depending on how enthusiasm for / outcome of the comp turns out, it may be the last year for the holiday comp.  We've always enjoyed doing these comps but they are a lot of work and when it becomes pulling teeth to get submissions we have to evaluate if it's a good idea to keep doing them annually or put our time and resources into another project.  Time will tell but if you like these and like participating then be sure to get your songs in by November 26th!  And tell your friends.  All are welcome so the better we do with receiving content the more likely we'll keep doing these fun holiday albums in the future. 

- As with previous years we are accepting songs both original and covers that pertain to the holiday season or winter in general.  If you choose a cover song please let us know what it is to ensure we don't have duplicates.  High quality audio files (WAV or AIFF) must be sent to us via our facebook messenger or notrockrecords@gmail.com by NOV. 26th.  If you have a song and that will be ready soon after the 26th let us know and we'll see if we can fit it in.  Sometimes, but not always, there's a little wiggle room.  If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.  Hit us up on facebook or our email.  For examples of previous holiday compilations please check out our bandcamp page. We look forward to hear all the great music everyone comes up with as well as sharing it with you!

Since it's been awhile since our last post here's a general update for all things NotRock.

- Last winter we officially released Khantra's legendary live on WFMU set from the Pat Duncan show in 2005.  This has always been available to stream via WFMU's web archives but here we present it with it's proper track listing and with mastered audio for the first time!  It is available on Khantra's bandcamp page for free download.

- Please Exist is busy writing their next epic LP but before that they are releasing 5 new songs in a three-way split with their buds DEJA GRAVY and MOOT POINT.  The release is in the final mixing stages right now and is expected to be released early 2019.  Before then P.E. will have a new song on the forthcoming holiday comp.

- Hides A Well has finally started to track the final two songs that will complete their third LP.  This is a record that has been in the works for a long time now.  Some of the tracking began back when they were recording the Small Town Museums LP.  There's a bit more work to be done on this record but it is hoped to be released before the end of the year.  More to come on that next month.

Well that's all the news thats fit to print this month.  We'll see y'all back here soon with updates on all those releases.   Until then have fun, be happy, be kind and take care.  Oh and get cracking on those Holiday submissions!!!

Cheers,

- J.T.F.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS WORLD!!!

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!
XOXO
- J.T.F.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

NEW RELEASES! NEW COMP! WE NEED YOU!!!

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 notrockrecords@gmail.com 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!

xoxo
- J.T.F.