Pure Noise Records

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pure Noise Records
Founded 2008
Founder Jake Round
Distributor(s) The Orchard (current), Fontana (former), ADA (former)
Country of origin United States
Location Berkeley, California
Official website www.purenoise.net

Pure Noise Records is an American punk rock record label based in Berkeley, California. It was founded by Jake Round in 2009 while he was an editor at AMP Magazine; the previous fall, friends of his in the band No Bragging Rights told him they were looking for a new label, and Round expressed interest in releasing the album himself.[1] Prior to this Round had a short stint as an intern at Fat Wreck Chords.[2] While the label began as a home operation, and had only put out five albums by the end of 2010,[3] by 2014 some of the label's roster were main-stage acts at Warped Tour, and others had sold nearly 50,000 copies of their albums.[4] Overall, the label's catalog had sold over 280,000 records as of March 2014.[5] Among the label's signings are Vanna and Hit the Lights.[6]In March 2017, Pure Noise Records partnered with Sony Music to create a new music label called Weekday Records.[7]