Scavenger Cult is a label collective focused on DIY repair/research/recording on analog tape & analog mastering for vinyl/cassette, the
results being an ambiguous sense of when they were made. Not retro but timeless & operating out of the system of tech worship and globalist manufacturing SNAFU. Recorded
music designed to last beyond the internet marketing cycle.
Caustic Resin formed in 1988 in Boise, Idaho with the line up of Brett Netson on guitar and vocals (formerly of Boise's punk band the Pugs), Tom Romich on Bass (and sometimes vocals) and Pat Perkins on drums. By the time that they recorded their first record for C/Z, entitled "Body Love/ Body Hate", Pat had left to work more on his other band, Size of Alaska, and James Dillion joined, thus beginning the "classic" Caustic line up. Roughly around the same time, Brett started playing bass with Doug Martsch and Ralf Youtz (drums) in the first incarnation of Built to Spill on the album "Ultimate Alternative Wavers" which started a long standing collaboration with Doug. Caustic then went on to record their next record for Up, "Fly Me To The Moon" in 1994, which was followed closely by the "Built to Spill/ Caustic Resin" EP. Caustic then made a label switch to Alias where they recorded their next three records. Originally released on CD (and still available via MVD) by Alias Records, the official double vinyl reissue of The Medicine Is All Gone is out on Scavenger Cult Records, Caustic Resin frontman Brett Netson's own imprint. This release was remastered from the 1/2" tape, with artwork painstakingly reconstructed from the original metallic printed jacket. Recorded in 1998 w/ engineer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes/Modest Mouse/Built To Spill), this album was named to the Top 20 Records of 1998 by Magnet and was also a high point both sonically and in terms of songwriting for the Boise, Idaho trio's 15 year career.
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Spawned in Idaho's Great Basin/Snake River Plain, Brett Netson specializes in heavy, psychedelic, lowdown rock and roll guitar; in some ways, that's all a person needs to know. BRETT NETSON & SNAKES' Scavenger Cult - as with the artist's '2009' intimate solo doomsday meditation, Simple Work For the Dead, and all six of Caustic Resin's full-length releases, there is much evidence that there are different dimensions to Netson's existential, freak out rock records. "The spirit made it through with no digitization" Recorded on 2" 16-track tape with Jason Ringelstetter at Tonic Room in Boise, Idaho, mixed to 1/2" tape by Steve Lobdell at Audible Alchemy in Portland, Oregon with analog mastering at Salt Mastering in Brooklyn, New York, the release features drummer Steve Gere, and stereo bass contributions from Ian Waters and Josh Gallaway, in addition to guitar, bass and vocals courtesy of Netson.
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Clarke and the Himselfs re-amalgamated in 2011 at Grandmas House, in Boise, Idaho with three shows where Clarke performed, for the first time on drums, guitar, and vocals, with Demmi Netson as an addition on percussion. Before this interval, there were 11 self-recorded multi-tracked C&TH albums spanning from 2004-2011, with live performances taking a different shape than they did with the 2011 incarnation. Shortly there-after Clarke moved to New Orleans where she would write the bulk of the material that became 'Clarke and the Himselfs' (Curly Cassettes, 2013) and 'Clarke and the Himselfs II' (Heart in Box, 2014).
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Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends officially formed in 2014 in Boise, Idaho playng their first show with Clarke Howell on Drums, Guitar and Vocals, Demmi Netson on Drums, Rex Arnold on Organ, and Otis Crook (Braided Waves) and William Bendler (Bimsclix Atrolla) on Vocals. This line-up had earlier echoes from 2011 when Demmi Netson accompanied Clarke on the first shows where she played the drums, guitar, and sang all at the same time. And Friends, originally thought of as a kind of Crazy Horse and meant to be a separate incantation to the singular and deconstructed Clarke and the Himselfs, would take on a dark, washed-out, psychadelic, tribal atmosphere with spontaneous and chaotic, dysfunctional family type live shows that would routinely feature Brett Netson (Caustic Resin, Built to Spill, Earth) on guitar, synth, and drums. 'Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends' is the 2nd full length vinyl release by Clarke and the Himselfs, This time "and Friends." Longstanding Boise, ID Psych/Underground figure Clarke Howell and long time friends from the early 2000's Boise under-ground house show scene come through here with an album release on Scavenger Cult. These are true low-down freak kids of the time and place, not some proper"indie", hyper self-aware/professional type scene.
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Cerberus Rex is a three headed, river of Styx guarding, dog king of rock. Born in Boise, ID in the summer of 2011 the great beast has quickly gained a reputation for bringing heavy psychedelic rock 'n roll to at least a four block radius of wherever it may be playing. Featuring Josh Galloway on bass, Z.V. House on guitar, and Jake Hite on Drums, Cerberus Rex released their self-titled Cassette on Scavenger Cult in 2015.
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