Thus far our new website design is a complete success. Not only has it been getting praises across the boards ("It's about freakin time thems guys finally made a workin webosite. I've been so lost as to where to gets my notrock shite. Now I know where to find it like." - Ted Strandbunksky) but it also has had our highest webtraffic to date. In the month of January alone it has had a million visits! (figure rounded up to the nearest million) Records are flying off the shelves due to our new online store and everything else is just peachy keen. Other than that there is not too much to report in the immediate NotRock family. Insouciant and Please Exist continue to work on their upcoming records and so far each have one show this month. Check their bandpages for the details.
Now that that's covered we'd like to refocus the rest of this month's post to tell you about some fantastic and important things that are going on with Mr. New Jersey's local music scene.
Check out Rabbit Troupe's Treasures Are Miniscule right now!
Okay there are awesome records just pouring out of north jersey this month. Etiquette is a band I've had the pleasure of playing with/seeing several times. Every time I think the same thing 'Holy shit these guys are awesome! I can't wait until they put out a record of these rad songs!'. Well it would seem my wait is finally over (well partially, it won't be completely satiated until they record/release all their songs) because they just recently dropped their debut 4-song EP LET IT BURN. It's everything I love about their live show encapsulated in an explosive little ten minute package. Etiquette makes awesome pedal to metal songs that rock in all the ways my favorite HUM and Seaweed songs do. You'll be hard pressed to not want to headbang or pogo along to this record. I'm very happy these guys are making this music and very much look forward to their next gig. Bring on the next record guys! Until then LET IT BURN comes highly recommended. CHECK IT OUT HERE!
Get Melissa & Paul's track SUMMER right now!
The info is here. Get YAA music here.
Ok Kiddies that's all the news that's fit to print this month! See you back here in 30 days or so (who knows maybe less).
Hope to see you at a show. Speaking of which I'll leave you with a flyer that was mouse drawn by yours truly.
- John T. Fisher
p.s. Can we get some legit snow up in here? What the hell? Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow and everything.