Sunday, March 12, 2006


Scrawl were originally signed to indie it-label Rough Trade US who released their first three records, Plus, Also, Too, He's Drunk and Smallmouth, before the label went bankrupt and folded. They signed with Simple Machines and released two more records, Bloodsucker and Velvet Hammer and several singles. Their final two albums, Travel on Rider and Nature Film were released by Elektra. During thier approximate 11 year run, they recorded with Steve Albini, went on high-profile tours with Sugar, the Meat Puppets, My Bloody Valentine, and the Afghan Whigs. Their last album came out in 1998, but Mays and other core member Sue Harsche still play out, though only on very rare occaisions. Afghan Whigs fans might even recognize Scrawl's Marcy Mays from her vocals on their My Curse, which she sang with Greg Dulli on his last swing through Cincinnati with the Twilight Singers.

From Plus, Also, Too:
Breaker, Breaker
I Can't Relax

From Smallmouth:
Absolute Torture

From Velvet Hammer:
Take a Swing
Remember That Day

From Travel On, Rider:
Louis L'Amour

From The Afghan Whig's Gentleman:
My Curse

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