Natural Cut Records was started by co-founders Daniel Von Herbulis and Evan Halfmann with the idea in mind to network to like-minded local artists and help them in the pursuit of making a larger impact in the world of music. We work with a diverse group of fresh, organic and fair trade approved local artists spanning a multiplicity of genres and sources of inspiration. We work hard to help the members of our community and improve their experiences and ours in the music industry. There’s never a dull moment when you live your own dream and help others to realize theirs!
When we started Natural Cut Records, we had no idea it would become what it has become today. Our original intent was to meet new people and help give them the opportunities as musicians that we were never given. The kind of opportunities we had to work hard to give ourselves. To help local musicians with the resources and connections that we have made throughout our years of musicianship. The sad fact of the matter is the music industry has changed a lot over recent years, and we see it more and more evidently every day. Labels don’t scout for artists anymore and most of the brilliant artists around never have any real opportunities to ever get a foot in the door. We are staking our flag in the ground to make a change in that mentality.
Natural Cut Records is run by two eccentric artists that have always struggled with having a solid footing in any real genre, scene or community. Evan and Daniel together perform as a group called Opress, which is a Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal group. Separately, Daniel writes his own music (currently unproduced) and Evan produces his music as the alternative artist Red Llama. We have always been misfits, and we always will be. We take pride in finding those artists that are like us. Those that never really fit well in any group and were considered strange, progressive or avant garde. We are a misfit label for misfits, and we couldn’t be happier about that!