Patterned after label compilations that were made popular in the late 90s by labels like Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph, Hopeless, and others, “Stop Making Cents” features previously released tracks as well as previously unreleased tracks, brand new songs from forthcoming releases and demos. Look for the compilation at your favorite record store or streaming service on May 1st, or you can preorder it here.
Spokane WA’s CorpoRAT Records was launched in January of 2018 by Kris Martin, who had this to say about the label and compilation….
“This label is meant to be a home. A place for those of us who never forgot the feeling of comfort, that discovering new music brings. That instant connection when notes, noises, harmonies and lyrics connect with us. That moment you know they will forever hold space in your life. With every listen, you’re transported back to specific places in time. When you put on headphones to mute out all of life’s problems that you don’t have the tools to fix, and just need to escape.
I wanted to empower musicians in my community to have a chance to do things with their art & music, that a lot of places don’t seem to nurture. To enable them to transmit their music as far as it can reach, and to as many people as possible. To give anyone who will listen, the opportunity to let music become your best friend. Music has kept me alive and I want to give back to those that feel the same way. It hasn’t let me down so far and I truly hope you hear or discover something you needed to.”