We are an artist-run label formed in 2013.  All the work, good or bad, is done by the people in the bands.

Nonagon to SF, the Austerity Program's LP drops 6/17.

Nonagon is playing the first ever West Cost PRF BBQ on Saturday, May 3 @ Leo's in San Francisco.  Should be a preeeeetty amazing event, with Kowloon Walled City, Eugene S Robinson, the Gary, the Tunnel and others.  

Tickets available here.

And the new Austerity Program record, Beyond Calculation, will be out 6/17.  More news on that in a bit, but if you live in/near Boston (4/26), Providence (4/27) or Brooklyn (5/7), you can go see them in the days ahead.  The Shows page has all the details.


What Do We Have Here?

Austerity Program New Shipment

Look at what arrived at CBR's shipping department this week. If you guessed Time Life Books' 28 Volume Series: The Civil War you would only be partially correct. That's coming next week. What we have here is The Austerity Program's record entering the final stages before its upcoming release. Soon.


Nonagon's new record, THE LAST HYDRONAUT (or BURN002 as it's known among the interns and accountants) gets released TODAY. This is the first 'big' release on the label and I won't lie: it's been more work than we thought it would be. That said, it's also been more fun and rewarding than expected... I think we'll declare victory.

Thanks to all who helped us and cared. Couldn't have happened without your support, love, and occasional punch in the face.

XOXO Nonagon

Prices up by a dollar. (aka "we screwed up")

After a whopping 73 days in business (more or less), we're already raising prices on most stuff by a buck.  Why?  Because we erred and forgot to include an important cost when we first put up the site.  Hey, look, we're bands, not MBAs and web designers and small business managers and PhD college professors and people who ship stuff for our jobs over here.  (Actually, none of that last sentence is true because have one of each of those.)

So if you bought stuff early, great.  For everyone else, we're sorry that most things cost a dollar more.  But now they do.

Nonagon - The Last Hydronaut

Nonagon's latest contains six songs pressed onto black, 12" vinyl. It is intended to be played loudly at 45rpm, but you can play it however you want.... It's your record and we're not the boss of you.

This release is available in multiple formats. Please choose one.

This time we mean it...

As it turns out, starting a label is harder than we gave it credit for. Paperwork. Bank accounts. Websites. Figuring out where to get those gold records pressed.... The to-do list still isn't completely done, but it's close enough. Let's call this thing "official," shall we?

Controlled Burn is Live.

Okay, we lied.  Or Robert did.  Let's just say that Robert lied and be done with it.  Because we didn't really launch the label until today.  (If by launching the label you mean telling everyone about a website, because that's what we are doing and that's what we mean by that.)

While we've been pulling together this whole label adventure together, we've each been doing work on our next release.  

Controlled Burn Records

Welcome to the new Controlled Burn Records Web site. We have officially launched as a label today with the release of Nonagon's single, Apologies to Polly Jean.