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TheOldMark
08-25-2010, 06:04 AM
So Nitro Records... the 15 year old side project of Dexter Holland... They have been quiet lately.
Recently saw a few updates on their website.. but otherwise doesn't look like the label exists anymore.
Obviously, its hard for a small indie to survive these days, but I am surprised to see them almost completely fizzle out, particularly after having such a good run with AFI.
I've long suspected Dexter took up the hot sauce business because the label was going under... Managing two businesses while being frontman in a band would be a tall order, even for him.

Thoughts? Comments? Had anyone heard ANY comments from Dexter about this?

Anyone in the OC area able to verify the office still exists?

Little_Miss_1565
08-25-2010, 07:44 AM
Well, the office must still exist because Gringo Bandito posted this to their Twitter last night: http://twitter.com/GringoBHotSauce/status/22038459999

Do we really have to play the wild speculation in the absence of updates game? Aren't we over this yet?

EDIT: Oh, peep that -- Nitro is releasing a Stormy CA thing on 9/14.

TheOldMark
08-25-2010, 08:51 AM
lack of updates wasn't the question, but good call on the twitter. however not entirely clear if that means the company has mostly dissolved and gringo moved in.



and in my actual post i had mentioned recent updates, not a lack of

Little_Miss_1565
08-25-2010, 11:46 AM
http://twitter.com/nitrorecords

_Lost_
08-25-2010, 11:55 AM
however not entirely clear if that means the company has mostly dissolved and gringo moved in.

It means that Dexter is smart. Not only does he save money on rent, but he also saves time by not having to drive between the two places.

bouncingcoles
08-25-2010, 01:03 PM
my buddy is friends with a number of the bands who used to be on nitro and a few of them said that nitro was going under.

jacknife737
08-25-2010, 02:11 PM
Nitro, like most record labels seems to have been hit pretty hard by the changing nature of the industry: most of its previously active bands have gone on to release stuff on larger labels too which is great for them. We probably shouldn't comment on the financial state of the label, since none of us have any idea what's going on, beyond our basic speculation. Though, it's nice to seem them sign a new band and getting ready to release their new album.

samseby
09-15-2010, 05:03 AM
Media: Stormy California stream two songs from Nitro debut
Contributed by alex101. Posted by aubin on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM (EDT)

Stormy California, one of the bands on Dexter Holland of The Offspring's Nitro Records, have posted two new songs from their upcoming five song EP, Beg, Borrow Or Steal. The EP was released today on the label and represents one of the first releases on the label in some time.

The band is described as "dance-punk" inspired by "David Bowie, The Jam, Adam Ant, The Psychedelic Furs, Primal Scream, New Order, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers."

Check out two songs on their MySpace page.

article: http://www.punknews.org/article/39797

Songs can be heard here:
http://www.myspace.com/stormycalifornia

Here is another short article:
http://thepunksite.com/news/2010/09/13/nitro-records-awakens-to-release-stormy-californias-debut-ep/