Sunday, January 1, 2012


Hello Boys and Girls,

Happy New Year and welcome to the NotRock Records home page. If you haven't yet realized it things look a bit different around here. That's because there has been a major (and long overdue) overhaul the NotRock website. There are many new features that will help the proverbial web surfer navigate and access info (hopefully with much ease) regarding shows, releases, and bands in general, that have become part of NotRock history. Here is a brief overview of what's new and improved with yours truely:

- First, if you look to the top of the page just below the main header you'll see a navigation bar of sorts that is a link directory to the immediate NotRock sub-sites. There's a link to the NotRock Facebook, Bandcamp, Youtube, and most excitingly the NotRock Records Shop! This navigation bar will be a constant throughout the main NotRock pages, streamlining it with the Records Shop and Bandpages. Which brings us to the next two topics.

- Second, we are very happy to finally be able to present all you record hunters out there with a NotRock store page. The NotRock Records Shop is open for business! On it you will find a listing of every NotRock release and the option to purchase physical copies of it (in most cases but not all) or for you more tech savvy kids out there, a link to where you can download said release. Every release in the NotRock catalog is now, once again, available! Some of them haven't been available in years so check it out!

- The third and last point we would like to tell you about is the Bandpages. If you look over to the right hand column and scan down you'll see that every band who has ever had an official NotRock Record released (and a couple who haven't) now has a bandpage. Each page will be an individual directory for all specific info, links, and releases by the band whose page you are on. Mind you, some of them are still being tweaked and fine tuned but they are up and running none the less.

That's pretty much it for the website overhaul so please explore, shop, and listen!

Ok onto 2012. So far we are starting the year of right and getting down to business. This is a very exciting time for NotRock. A second golden age (would that be considered a silver age?) is upon us, flourishing with music, film, and art. We very much look forward to sharing it all with you. In the coming weeks there are quite a few shows planned for Disseriph, Insouciant, and Please Exist so check out their band pages for specific info (hey that gave us an idea. perhaps we should have a show directory page as well? does that sound like a good idea?) There are many new releases planned for this year and early 2012 will see the release of a new Insouciant full length, the long awaited Please Exist full length, and a special anniversary reissue of Khantra's Self-Titled debut with rare b-sides and demos in spanking new packaging (if you're cool enough to get a physical copy). Meanwhile many other projects continue in various stages of development. Details will be released as soon as we get 'em folks!

Well kiddies, that's all the news that's fit to print for now. Keep checking back for lots of great content because our new year resolution is to actually update this page frequently (unlike the last 5 years). See ya soon!

Oh yeah, as a parting gift we would like to share with you this infamous little gem that actually predates NotRock by about one year. Below you'll find a link to the now legendary Annoying Customer Contra split in all its tascam four-track glory. Available for the first time in over a decade, NotRock is proud to present it to you as it was, completely unmastered and raw as hell. This is a beautiful document of kids making and releasing music for no other reason than that they love to do it. This completely DIY record was the historical benchmark and inspiration for NotRock Records to come together and do what we do. CHECK IT OUT! Listen to it and know anything is possible. The world is a blank canvas. Make it what you want.

- J.T.F.