About US

Keeled Scales is a record label run 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 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 is run out of a house venue called 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: keeledscales [at] gmail [dot] [com]