Estrus Records

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Estrus Records
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Estrus Records Logo 2005
Founded 1990 (1990)
Founder Dave Crider
Distributor(s) Touch and Go Records
Genre Punk, garage rock, rock
Country of origin U.S.
Location Bellingham, Washington
Official website 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 Mono Men, The Drags, The Mummies, Supercharger, Impala, Man or Astro-man?, the Makers, Gas Huffer, The Mooney Suzuki, Soledad Brothers, DMBQ, The Cherry Valence, Midnight Evils, Federation X, The Trashwomen, Satan's Pilgrims, The Von Zippers, Tricky Woo, Untamed Youth, Immortal Lee County Killers, The Dexateens, Marble Orchard, 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 were destroyed in a warehouse fire.

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