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2008 - Present



Lanthanide Releases




LSD14 ISSUED: 4.15.2016



Scriptures formed in 2008 out of the remnants of indie rockers, This Is A Process of A Still Life (Process). Hailing from Missoula, Montana, bassist Jason Ward, drummer Baine Craft, and guitarists Burke Jam and Scott Kennedy relocated to Seattle, WA, where they were joined by guitarist David Totten. Finding inspiration in Western soundtracks, post-apocalyptic literature, and the geography of the Pacific Northwest, Process changed its musical trajectory and shed the previously shimmering, even-keeled, post-rock sound for darker and heavier compositions.


The disparity between the previous albums and the new material was too obvious to ignore, and the band changed their name to Scriptures after friend John Herman suggested they use the name of his noise side project. When Burke Jam moved back to Missoula in 2009, the band added multi-instrumentalist Jeff Forrest to the line-up. In late 2009 and early 2010, Scriptures recorded their Self Titled LP. With the help of engineer Jackson Justice Long, Scriptures put together eight songs that unfold much like a film score. It was released on cassette by Seattle psych-rock label Translinguistic Other and self-released on vinyl.


In 2011, guitarist Scott Kennedy left the ensemble to pursue other musical interests, and baritone guitarist Casey Alexander joined. In 2013 they released "The Hunters" via The Lanthanide Series.  Jackson Long was enlisted again for recording duties and The Hunters was mixed by John Herman & David Totten at StateBird. The Hunters was well-received by PNW critics and cemented Scriptures as one of Seattle's most exciting underground bands.


​Early 2016 John Herman was added as a final replacement for longtime bassist Jason Ward. Their third release Incantations, was again recorded with Jackson Long and is set to be released in April. “Navigating between the dusty starkness of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ soundtracks for The Assassination of Jesse James and The Proposition, the icy expanse of Growing’s The Sky’s Run Into The Sea, the lurching crunch of early Pelican, and hypnotic propulsion of Pharaoh Overlord, Scriptures shifts gears between various moods and dynamics with a fluid, haunting grace"-The Stranger


Scriptures has shared the stage with bands such as Earth, Master Musicians of Bukkake,

Bell Witch, Heiress, Great Falls, Arbouretum, New Axe Eyes, Midday Veil, and Pontiak.


LSD04 ISSUED: 8.20.2013



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