Die erste Show, die erste Platte und seine größten Einflüsse! Pure Noise Records wurde 2008 von Jacob „Jake“ Round gegründet und ist mit einem Roaster mit Bands wie Knocked Loose, Strike Anywhere, Less Than Jake und neuerdings auch The Bouncing Souls, die dort im Herbst ein neues Album veröffentlicht werden, natürlich in aller Munde.

In den letzten Monaten hat das in Berkeley, Kalifornien ansässige Label außerdem Releases von Year Of The Knife, Sharptooth, Chamber oder Unity TX herausgebracht und begeistert somit nicht nur mit einem klasse Mix aus Szene-Urgesteine und Newcomer, sondern auch seine Hardcore-Punk-Ausrichtung mit all seinen Facetten.

Wir sprachen anlässlich den bevorstehenden Releases mit Jacob „Jake“ Round über seine Hardcore-Punk-Roots und verlosen auf unserer Facebook-Seite gleichzeitig drei Gutscheine für den neu eröffneten Pure Noise Online-Store für Europa.


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Jacob Round von Pure Noise Records (Photo by Kat Nijmeddin)
Jacob Round von Pure Noise Records (Photo by Kat Nijmeddin)

AFL: Do you remember the first hardcore / punk show you went to? Is the club still open today?

The first punk rock show of any kind I went to was an Active skate shop demo in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. It was out doors so not a real venue but I remember that Jefferies Fan Club and the White Caps played. It was one of the most run afternoons of my life.

AFL: What is your all-time favorite club or location?

Tough question for sure but I would say my favorite small club of all time is Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Great sound, great vibe, great good, great bar. Just a really cool 400 cap club.

AFL: Do you remember the first hardcore / punk record you got?

Well I got The Offspring “Smash” for Christmas when I was about 12 years old but I don’t even think I knew they were a punk band, I was just obsessed with them and Green Day. The first punk CDs I bought with my own money were all at the same time and it was Pennywise “Self Titled”, Home Grown “That’s Buisness” and Fearlress Records Sampler “Flush Vol. 1”.

AFL: In your opinion what is the perfect hardcore show?

Most perfect hardcore I ever saw was Have Heart at 924 Gilman in Berkeley. Absolutely packed, sweaty and wild.

AFL: Is there a show you missed in the past that still makes you angry that you could not be there?

Yes. I had tickets to the last Good Riddance show the first time they went away it was with No Trigger who I had never seen but wanted to see. I got the days mixed up and totally missed it. I was so embarrassed. No Trigger broke up after that and never came back. Very brutal.

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AFL: What band would you like to see again?

If you’d have asked me a year ago, I would have said Have Heart but they played Sound and Fury last year which was awesome.

AFL: Is there a person who has influenced you especially in hardcore / punk?

There have been so many but as far as running my label Craig Ericson was a huge mentor for me. He is the original owner of Rise Records and helped me so much in the early days. The label wouldn’t be where it is today without him.

Scott Vogel (Photo by Michelle Olaya)
Scott Vogel (Photo by Michelle Olaya)

AFL: What are your top 3 hardcore-punk front men/women?

  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Greg Gaffin (Bad Religion)

AFL: What is in your opinion the most underrated hardcore-punk band?

Lurk is an amazing band from Chicago that is flying under the radar. They are like Clash / Devo inspired punk / hardcore. Definitely worth a listen.

AFL: Are there some newer bands you could mention?

I think UnityTX is awesome and really doing something different and important.

Wir verlosen auf unserer Facebook-Seite gemeinsam mit Pure Noise Records und Uncle M Music drei Gutscheine für den Pure Noise Records-Online-Shop:

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