About US

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:

We've also been really lucky to have some help in 2017. Meet our intern Elise!

Elise Barbin

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

5 Musicians: 
    Big Star
    Arthur Russell
    Patti Smith
    Dolly Parton
    The Babies

5 things I like:
    Peanuts cartoons
    Raymond Carver’s short stories
    Movies about baseball


And here's what we've released so far:

KS 001 The Room Outside LP (06/17/14)
KS 002 Real Live Tigers "Tomboys" 7-inch (11/12/15)
KS 003 The Shivers "Charades" LP (10/17/14)
KS 004 Mandarin Dynasty "Feedback Time" LP (09/28/15)
KS 005 Real Live Tigers "Denatured" LP (04/15/16)
KS 006 JPKS lathe-cut 7-inch (02/14/16) 
KS 007 Dubb Nubb "It's Weird in This World" cassette (03/15/2016) 
KS 008 Caitlin Kraus Torres 7-inch (06/15/16)
KS 009 LRN GRN "Easy Spirits/Grape Perfume" cassette (04/08/16)
KS 010 Adam Torres "Pearls to Swine" cassette (09/09/16)
KS 011 JPKS "Constant Stranger" cassette (09/30/16)
KS 012 Lindsay Clark "Home of the Brave" cassette (09/16/16)
KS 013 Lindsay Clark "Begin" cassette (09/23/16)
KS 014 Knife in the Water "Reproduction" LP (03/03/17)
KS 015 Human Behavior "Cancer: As Seen From Basement" cassette (04/28/17)
KS 016 Future Museums "Visible Nest" (01/13/17)
KS 017 RF Shannon "Other Trails" [10/21/16]
KS 018 Julia Lucille "Chthonic" LP/CD/cassette (04/07/17)
KS 019 Julia Lucille "Bedroom Tapes, Vol. 1" (11/25/16)
KS 020 Brice Randall Bickford "PARO" LP (02/24/17)
KS 021 LRN GRN lathe-cut (05/12/17)
KS 022 Moses Nesh "No Labor-Saving Machine" LP (04/21/17)
KS 023 Alex Dupree "You Winsome, You Lonesome" CS (06/09/17)
KS 024 Sun Riah "Sitting with Sounds and Listening for Ghosts" CS/CD (07/21/17)