Not A Part Of It is a punk rock band from Eugene, Oregon dedicated to creating original politically conscious rock ‘n roll. This trio has created a sound all their own. It comes complete with a live performance so full of raw energy that the passion and conviction of the songs, along with the band, is at once clear upon the first note played.
Not A Part Of It consists of songwriter/vocalist/guitar player Jason Burton, bass player/back-up vocalist Daylon Liles, and drummer Jay Castle. All the musicians are accomplished, in their own right, having been past members of local and national bands like New York Hardcore band Murphy’s Law and Wetsock. The trio came together in February 2014, as the result of an unexpected line-up change and an already booked west coast tour. After two weeks of intense practice the tour commenced as scheduled Not A Part Of It been performing and writing together ever since.
To date, the band has completed six U.S. tours, sharing stages with bands such as U.K. Subs, Angry Samoans, Dr. Know, Dwarves, D.O.A., Leftover Crack, MDC, Conflict, D.R.I., Oi Polloi and more, recorded two full length albums: “Don’t Let the Bastards Down” (2015) and “The Nine Lives Of The Night Life (2017), and have also recently released a 4-way split 7” with D.O.A., Dwarves, and Potbelly. All releases thus far have been on the band’s Act Out! Records label.