Keeled Scales was started by two musicians living in Austin, Texas. We put out our first release in June 2014.
Seth Whaland is the taller half and plays bass guitar in Tres Oui and also played in the power-pop band Literature. He co-ran Natrix Natrix Records from 2004-2009, which was a cassette and vinyl label that also hosted legendary house shows in Austin. Acts they hosted include Deer Tick, Woods, Real Estate, The Shivers, Jonny Fritz, Liz Isenberg, Simon Joyner, and more.
The shorter half of Keeled Scales is Tony Presley, who has toured and released music as Real Live Tigers since 2004, playing over 1,000 shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. He's lived at several house venues, including the Natrix Natrix House and Jesse's Bed & Breakfast in Austin, as well as the Dinosaur House in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He co-ran an art space in Fayetteville called Lalaland that is still active.
Keeled Scales currently curates a monthly house show series at Track House that hosts mostly acoustic touring and local acts. You can follow our facebook page for news about those. Or send us an email and ask to be added to our mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
We've also been really lucky to have some help in 2017. Meet our interns Elise and Riley!
Listen to her KVRX radio show "The Teenage Bedroom" playlist here.
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Favorite KS Release: You Winsome, You Lonesome by Alex Dupree
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Hometown: Orlando, FL
Favorite KS Release: Chthonic by Julia Lucille
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