Keeled Scales was started by two musicians in Austin, Texas. We put out our first release in June 2014.

Seth Whaland plays bass in Tres Oui. He also played in the band Literature and co-ran Natrix Natrix Records from 2004-2009, which was a cassette and vinyl label that also hosted legendary house shows in southwest Austin. Acts that played the Natrix Natrix House include Deer Tick, Woods, Real Estate, The Shivers, Jonny Fritz, Liz Isenberg, Simon Joyner, and Charlie McAlister.    

Tony Presley has played music as Real Live Tigers since 2004, playing hundreds of shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. He's lived at several house venues, including the Natrix Natrix House, Jesse's Bed & Breakfast, and Track House in Austin, as well as the Dinosaur House in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He also co-ran an art space in Fayetteville called Lalaland.  

Keeled Scales currently curates a house show series at Track House that hosts mostly acoustic touring and local acts. You can follow our Facebook and Instagram page for news about those.

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We’ve also been really fortunate to have some amazing help along the way. Elise (pictured below) was our longest-standing intern who eventually moved up to be a project manager. She was with us for over a year and a half and in the spring of 2019 moved on to a full-time job at Secretly Group. These Austin musicians have all interned with us and helped us immensely— Will Maxwell (of The Oysters), Riley Corcoran (of The Naked Tungs), Grainger Weston (of With Great Care), Nathan Dixey (of The Dan Ryan), and Tyler Jordan (Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space). Also, Mary Hale at Rainy Dawg Radio was technically our first intern.

We literally couldn’t do this without the help of our friends and community.


Here’s what we’ve released so far:

KS001 The Room Outside - self-titled LP (06/17/14)

KS002 Real Live Tigers - Tomboys 7-inch (11/12/15)

KS003 The Shivers - Charades LP (10/17/14)

KS004 Mandarin Dynasty - Feedback Time LP (09/28/15)

KS005 Real Live Tigers - Denatured LP (04/15/16)

KS006 JPKS - Date With The End/Rosewater And Horseshit lathe-cut 7-inch (02/14/16) 

KS007 Dubb Nubb - It's Weird in This World cassette (03/15/2016) 

KS008 Caitlin Kraus - Waiting for the World/Dead Man 7-inch (06/15/16)

KS009 LRN GRN - Easy Spirits/Grape Perfume cassette (04/08/16)

KS010 Adam Torres - Pearls to Swine cassette (09/09/16)

KS011 JPKS - Constant Stranger cassette (09/30/16)

KS012 Lindsay Clark - Home of the Brave cassette (09/16/16)

KS013 Lindsay Clark - Begin cassette (09/23/16)

KS014 Knife in the Water - Reproduction LP (03/03/17)

KS015 Human Behavior - Cancer: As Seen From Basement cassette (04/28/17)

KS016 Future Museums - Visible Nest cassette (01/13/17)

KS017 RF Shannon - Other Trails cassette (10/21/16)

KS018 Julia Lucille - Chthonic LP/CD/cassette (04/07/17)

KS019 Julia Lucille - Bedroom Tapes, Vol. 1 cassette (11/25/16)

KS020 Brice Randall Bickford - PARO LP (02/24/17)

KS021 LRN GRN - No Water/Only Light lathe-cut 7” (05/12/17)

KS022 Moses Nesh - No Labor-Saving Machine LP (04/21/17)

KS023 Alex Dupree - You Winsome, You Lonesome cassette (06/09/17)

KS024 Sun Riah - Sitting with Sounds and Listening for Ghosts CD/cassette (07/21/17)

KS025 David Dondero - Spider West Myshkin and a City Bus 2xLP (2/2/18)

KS026 Katy Kirby - Juniper cassette (09/28/18)

KS027 Twain - Rare Feeling LP/CD/cassette (10/20/17)

KS028 not yet released (tba)

KS029 Lake Mary - River Ceremony CD (06/29/2018)

KS030 Buck Meek - self-titled LP/CD/cassette (May 18, 2018)

KS031 Sun June - Years LP/CD/cassette (June 15, 2018)

KS032 Twain - 2 E.P.s LP/cassette (01/25/19)

KS033 Jo Schornikow - Secret Weapon LP/CD (03/29/19)

KS034 Sun June - Jeff Demos tour cassette (June 15, 2018)