Estrus Records

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Estrus Records
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Estrus Records Logo 2005
Founded 1990
Founder Dave Crider
Distributor(s) Touch and Go Records
Genre Punk, Garage Punk, Garage Rock, Rock and Roll
Country of origin US
Official website http://www.estrus.com/

Estrus Records is an independent record label from Bellingham, Washington that makes surf, garage and trash rock music.

They have released such bands as Marble Orchard (second single released by Estrus) Soledad Brothers, The Drags, The Mummies, Impala, Man or Astro-man?, the Makers, Gas Huffer, The Mooney Suzuki, DMBQ, The Cherry Valence, Midnight Evils, Mono Men, Federation X, The Trashwomen, Satan's Pilgrims, Brother Brick, Immortal Lee County Killers, The Dexateens, and Southern Culture on the Skids.

For many years Estrus hosted an annual festival, Garage Shock, at The 3B Tavern in Bellingham. Garage Shock featured bands from the labels roster, as well as others from around the world. The last Garage Shock, in 2001, was held at Emo's, in Austin, Texas.

In January 1997, their entire mail-order inventory, private record collection, and some band gear was destroyed in a warehouse fire.

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