Cavity Search Records

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Cavity Search Records
Founded1992 (1992)
FounderDenny Swofford, Christopher Cooper
Distributor(s)CD Baby, ThinkIndie
GenreAlternative rock, folk, experimental
Country of originUnited States
LocationPortland, Oregon

Cavity Search Records is a record label in Portland, Oregon that was formed in 1992 by Christopher Cooper and Denny Swofford. Pete Krebs debuted solo on CSR in 1995.[1]

Christopher Cooper died on September 24, 2018.[2][3]


The following artists have released records on Cavity Search:[4]


Cavity Search Records: albums and singles[5]
Cat # Title Artist Year
CSR001 "J. Hell" b/w "Day-Glo"/"Joe Louis Punchout" Hazel 1992
CSR002 "Stray" b/w "Can't Be Touched"/"Wake" Heatmiser 1993
CSR003 "The Other White Meat" b/w "Salt Peter" Atomic 61 1993
CSR004 "Heavy as a Chevy" b/w "Beware of the Camper Man" Trailer Queen 1993
CSR005 "Emma's Thread" b/w "Sucker" Control Freak 1993
CSR006 Live in Texas split Atomic 61 with dirtclodfight 1993
CSR007 "Sleeping Pill b/w "Temper" Heatmiser 1993
CSR008 "Kind of Dead" b/w "Pattern 56 Interlude" Wayne Horvitz with Pigpen 1994
CSR009 "Headbag" b/w "Radon" Gern Blanston/Thirty Ought Six 1994
CSR010 Satan's Pilgrims EP Satan's Pilgrims 1994
CSR011 "Wintogreen" b/w "King Twist" Hazel 1994
CSR012 Low Animal Cunning Control Freak 1994
CSR013 Roman Candle [6][7] Elliott Smith 1994
CSR014 Gern Blanston Gern Blanston 1994
CSR015 Doghead Greg Gilmore/Doghead 1996
CSR016 Tinnitus in Extremis Atomic 61 1994
CSR017 Hymnal[8] dirtclodfight 1995
CSR018 Boodlers Elliott Sharp with Boodlers 1995
CSR019 Brigadier Pete Krebs 1995
CSR020 Japanese split Control Freak with Stymie 1995
CSR021 Purity of Essence Atomic 61 1995
CSR022 Live in Poland Wayne Horvitz 1995
CSR023 NO.1 (Various Artists) Smegma, Rectal Pizza, Matt Schulte, Hugh Swofford 1995
CSR024 Actuality Steve Lacy 1995
CSR025 "Everybody Has It" b/w "Dirty Dream" Heatmiser 1996
CSR026 NO.2 (Various Artists) Sissyface/Hutch/Ten-Four/Vehicle 1996
CSR027 Rattlecake Rattlecake 1995
CSR028 Womb Star Session[9] King Black Acid 1995
CSR029 Wa Wa Wa Rattlecake 1996
CSR030 Goodbye Blue Monday Atomic 61 1996
CSR031 Western Electric Pete Krebs 1997
CSR032 Cletus... Golden Delicious 1996
CSR033 Monologue Wayne Horvitz 1997
CSR034 Sunlit EP King Black Acid 1996
CSR035 Mic City Sons Heatmiser 1996
CSR036 Safety Richmond Fontaine 1996
CSR037 Totally Without Products Rattlecake 1997
CSR038 Royal Subjects King Black Acid 1997
CSR039 Old School Golden Delicious 1997
CSR040 "Happiness" b/w "Son of Sam" Elliott Smith 1999
CSR041 Com Plex[10] The Helio Sequence 2000
CSR042 Miles From Richmond Fontaine 1997
CSR043 Rwong Territory Elliott Sharp & DJ Soul Slinger 1998
CSR044 The Rent Steve Lacy Trio 1999
CSR045 Cavity Search Split EP Pete Krebs/Golden Delicious 1998
CSR046 Sweet Ona Rose Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings 1999
CSR047 Live at the Laurelthirst Golden Delicious 1999
CSR048 Loves a Long Song King Black Acid 2000
CSR049 Lost Son Richmond Fontaine 1999
CSR050 Bittersweet Valentines EP Pete Krebs 1999
CSR051 I Know It By Heart Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings 2002
CSR052 Minor Dings Danny Barnes 2000
CSR053 Duet for Clarinet and Goat Pete Krebs & Danny Barnes 2001
CSR055 Cavity Search Audio Resumé Various 2000
CSR056 Young Effectuals[10] The Helio Sequence 2001
CSR057 Hot Ginger and Dynamite Pete Krebs and the Kung Pao Chickens 2001
CSR059 Gentlemen of Leisure Gentlemen of Leisure 2001
CSR062 Flashback Snow Bud and the Flower People 2012
CSR063 Everything That Isn't dirtclodfight 1991
CSR064 Hunting Lesson dirtclodfight 1993
CSR065 Suffering the Aftertaste dirtclodfight 1994
CSR066 Counter Fit Elliott Sharp with Boodlers 1997
CSR067 Slide Away King Black Acid 2011
CSR068 Let's Burn Those Stars King Black Acid 2012
CSR069 Giftless Thrillhammer 1992
CSR070 Always Crashing the Same Car King Black Acid 2013
CSR071 Behind Blue Eyes King Black Acid 2012
CSR072 Poison Packets Saul Conrad 2012
CSR073 The Main Sequence dirtclodfight 2014
CSR074 The Fancy LP Saul Conrad 2013
CSR075 The Fancy (single and video) Saul Conrad 2013
CSR076 I'm Rolling Under King Black Acid 2014
CSR077 I Was Talking (single and video) Saul Conrad 2014
CSR078 A Tyrant and Lamb Saul Conrad 2014
CSR079 Queen Chief EP Queen Chief 2014
CSR080 EPcoh EP Barra Brown and the Wishermen 2014
CSR081 Curves Survival Skills 2015
CSR082 Sea of Unrest (single) King Black Acid 2015
CSR083 Film Star Film Star 1997
CSR084 Tranquil Eyes Film Star 1998
CSR085 Deep Space Survival Skills 2015
CSR086 Halfrack Wayne Horvitz & Pigpen 1993
CSR087 Miss Ann Wayne Horvitz & Pigpen 1994
CSR088 Daylight Wayne Horvitz & Pigpen 1997
CSR089 EP Vol. 1 Korgy & Bass 2016
CSR090 Live in Portland Hazel 2016
CSR091 Down Gown Down Gown 2017
CSR092 Hey Pete Krebs! Pete Krebs 2016
CSR093 Adolescence (single) Devin Millar 2016
CSR094 The Reckoning EP dirtclodfight 2016
CSR095 Bitter Horizon (single) Korgy & Bass 2017
CSR096 Twin Flames EP King Black Acid 2017
CSR097 Poem Project Barra Brown 2017
CSR098 Brave the Strange Robert Wynia 2017
CSR099 Super Beautiful Magic King Black Acid 2017
CSR100 Brother Saul Conrad 2018
CSR101 Oceanus Procellarum Ensemble Resonanz, Elliott Sharp & Gareth Davis 2017
CSR102 EP Vol. 2 Korgy & Bass 2017
CSR103 Weird Blood Jerry Joseph 2017
CSR104 Sunlit (Deluxe Edition) King Black Acid 2018
CSR105 Full Metal Burqa Jerry Joseph 2018
CSR106 Edge of Summer Survival Skills 2018
CSR107 "I'm in Love With a Girl" b/w "Superstar" King Black Acid 2018
CSR108 Animal Stories Queen Chief 2019
CSR109 Lead Us On (single) Lauren Lakis 2018
CSR110 Ferocious Lauren Lakis 2018
CSR111 Calling All Earthlings Elliott Sharp 2018
CSR112 26000:4=2500 Korgy & Bass 2018
CSR113 Grand and Humble (single) Devin Millar 2019
CSR114 Raverborg (single) Barra Brown 2019
CSR115 Blues, Hues, & Views William Schimmel & Elliott Sharp 2019
CSR116 2500=4:26000 Korgy & Bass 2019
CSR119 Right Now (single) Lauren Lakis 2019
CSR120 Sad Girl Breakfast Lauren Lakis 2019
CSR121 Remote Korgy & Bass & Cyrus Nabipoor 2019
CSR122 All My Friends Are Ghosts Pete Krebs & The Gossamer Wings 2020
CSR123 Elk Park EP Michael Elkins & Shawn Parke 2020
CSR124 Airiana Hazel 1997
CSR125 Agrocrag Korgy & Bass 2020
CSR126 Bosozoku Thirty Ought Six 2020
CSR127 Next Bus (single) Korgy & Bass 2020
CSR128 Half a Tick (single) Korgy & Bass 2020
CSR129 Sorry in the Summer Impulsive Hearts 2016
CSR130 Cry All the Time Impulsive Hearts 2020
CSR131 On the Farm Saul Conrad 2020
CSR132 Speak With Your Heart (single) André Paraguassu 2020
CSR133 Let It Pass (single) Travis Shallow 2020
CSR134 Color Safe (single) Steve Drizos 2020
CSR135 Secret of You (single) Jesse Daniel Edwards 2020
CSR136 Wolves (single) Kimberly Henninger & Shawn Parke 2020
CSR137 No More Vodka (single) Mary Ryan 2020
CSR138 Dearie (single) Danielle Sines 2020
CSR139 Flowers on My Feet (single) Hannah Zhalih Mickunas 2020
CSR140 Cavity Search 2020 Various Artists 2020
CSR141 Permanent Solution Survival Skills 2020
CSR142 Don't Wake Me (single) Barra Brown 2020
CSR143 These Souls Barra Brown 2020
CSR144 Live at Presonus Korgy & Bass & Cyrus Nabipoor 2020
CSR145 Axiom Steve Drizos 2021
CSR146 Static (single) Steve Drizos 2020
CSR147 Agrocrag (remixes} Korgy & Bass 2020
CSR148 Ride (single) Barra Brown 2021
CSR149 Whoa Hey! (single) Barra Brown 2021
CSR150 Noah (single) Barra Brown 2021
CSR151 LFT:RT Barra Brown 2021
CSR152 Caterpillar Blood (single) King Black Acid 2021
CSR153 Somebody: They Want to Fuck You (single) King Black Acid & The Rainbow Lodge 2021
CSR154 Kaw-Liga (single) Queen Chief 2021
CSR155 Don't Want My Life to be Like That (single) King Black Acid & The Rainbow Lodge 2021
CSR156 In My Eyes (single) Queen Chief 2021
CSR157 Never Alone (feat. Robert Wynia) (single) King Black Acid 2021
CSR158 In the Video (single) Survival Skills 2021
CSR159 I Wanna Get You High (single) King Black Acid 2021
CSR160 Move Along (single) King Black Acid 2021
CSR161 We, The Product Jesse Daniel Edwards 2022
CSR162 One of My Favorite Things (single) King Black Acid & The Rainbow Lodge 2021
CSR163 Violensia Jesse Daniel Edwards 2022
CSR167 It Gets Worse Every Year Will Hattman 2020
CSR168 Pete Krebs Trio Pete Krebs 2008
CSR169 Belief Is What Will Bring Us Down Will Hattman 2022


Cavity Search Publishing[5]
Cat. # Title Author(s) ISBN Year
CSP1 Laundromatsmell Mike Scheer ISBN 9780964991705 1997


Early in its history, Cavity Search records were distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, an American company founded in 1993. In May 2012 Cavity Search was announced as one of the first nine labels to join the newly formed Frenchkiss Label Group.[11] Frenchkiss Records, founded by Syd Butler,[12] had started the distribution company earlier that year, which is "focused on growing visibility for indie labels in the spirit of communities such as Dischord, Rough Trade and Touch & Go."[13] At that point, Frenchkiss had ceased its affiliation with RED[11] and had begun working with The Orchard.[12]

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  1. ^ "Live Sessions". Live Sessions. Retrieved 2023-11-23.
  2. ^ "Cavity Search Records Co-Founder Christopher Cooper Has Died". Willamette Week. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  3. ^ Ham, Robert. "Cavity Search Records Co-Founder Christopher Cooper Dead at 52". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  4. ^ "Roster". Cavity Search Records. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  5. ^ a b "Catalog". Cavity Search Records. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  6. ^ Kagler, Marcus (June 2003). "Under the Radar – News – Elliott Smith – Better Off Than Dead, Elliott Smith Comes Clean". Under the Radar. Archived from the original on November 5, 2003. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Shutt, S. R. "Sweet Adeline | Biography – Page 6". Sweet Adeline. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "dirtclodfight". Music Fest NW: Portland, Oregon. Archived from the original on 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  9. ^ Berhost, Kimberly (October 5, 2013). "Interview: King Black Acid and the Starseed Transmission". InMusicWeTrust. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  10. ^ a b DeVaney, Scott. "Introducing The Helio Sequence". The Wave Media. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
  11. ^ a b Asward, Jem (May 9, 2012). "Exclusive: Frenchkiss Label Group Announces First Distributed Labels: ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  12. ^ a b "Mission Statement". French Kiss Label Group. Archived from the original on 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  13. ^ Brown, Janice (May 9, 2012). "Frenchkiss Label Group Launches, Signing ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More". Sonic Scoop. Retrieved 2013-10-03.

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