Not A Part Of It, hailing from Portland, Oregon, is a Punk Rock barrage, dedicated to sharing their worldview through their dynamic songwriting, with lyrics that range from idealistically political to poetically prosaic, and everything in between.

Not A Part Of It consists of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, Jason Burton; bassist/vocalist, Daylon Liles; and drummers, Cody Lamb (on previous releases) & Thee Slayer Hippy (on forthcoming release)
The musicians are accomplished in their own right, having been past members of local and national bands, such as New York hardcore legends Murphy’s Law, and Poison Idea. Not A Part Of It formed in February, 2014 and within two weeks they embarked on their first tour and have been performing, writing, and recording together ever since.

To date, the band has completed numerous U.S. tours, sharing stages with acts, such as U.K. Subs, Conflict, Angry Samoans, Dwarves, D.O.A, Leftover Crack, MDC, D.R.I, Dr. Know, Sloppy Seconds, Oi Polloi, and more. They have recorded two full length albums, “Don’t Let the Bastards Down” (2015) and “The Nine Lives Of The Night Life” (2017), and recently released a 4-way split 7” with D.O.A, Dwarves, and Potbelly-all on the band’s own Act Out! Records label.

While busy recording a third full-length album, the band recently completed a national tour promoting their newest EP, a three-song 7″ entitled “Defiant Indifference”. The EP features artwork and layout by Paul Russel, creator of the iconic Screeching Weasel logo and art designer of the seminal X-Box game, Halo. Washington’s N7E Records released the record in June of 2018.

At the moment Not A Part Of It is working on 2 full length records. One features drums and production by Steven “Thee Slayer Hippy” Hanford of Poison Idea fame, whose passing occurred during production of the record. The second album, which the band began work on in 2018, but whose progress was halted by tours, other record releases, and the Covid pandemic, is the next to be completed and released after the album mentioned above.