Working with Dave Crider at Estrus Records, whether in terms of music or design, is a great experience.
I mean of course you’d expect him to deliver on the music knowledge front, but he’s also got an amazing graphic eye — in fact his crazily-deep mental archive of arcane pop culture (both the diamonds and the garbage) speaks to a clear and diagnosable insanity.
Over the years his Bellingham, WA based Estrus label has released music by the likes of the Mummies, Teengenerate, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet and many more, all while showcasing art and design by folks like Art Chantry, Peter Bagge, and Pat Moriarity.
So hats off to ya, Dave! Always a pleasure.
Knockout Pills “1+1=ATE” LP/CD (2004)
The Dexateens “Red Dust Rising” LP/CD (2005)
Kamikaze Ass Chomp n’ Stomp CD Sampler (2005)