After a fifteen-year run with the Jello Biafra-founded label Alternative Tentacles, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club has launched its new label, SCACUNINC, which will also release material for Auto Club projects DBUK, and Munly & the Lupercalians.
“We just kind of wanted to take control,” Cessna says. “We just wanted to try something. We’re still working with our label in Europe Glitterhouse. So this will be the rest of the world outside of Europe. We’re pretty excited about it. So we have our back catalog digitally now through our label.”
The first physical release on the new imprint is SCAC 102: An Introduction For Young And Old Europe, which will available in United States for the first in May. Cessna says the double album retrospective that includes some re-recorded material, was originally released in Europe a few years ago through Glitterhouse. The release also includes a DVD of footage from Slim Cessna’s Auto Club twentieth anniversary shows at the Lions Lair in 2012.
Cessna says the debut by DBUK (which also features SCAC members Munly, Lord Dwight Pentacost and Rebecca Vera) is slated for a fall release and SCAC is currently working on a new album that Cessna will hopefully be out by spring of 2016.
“It takes us a while because we really do try hard to make things interesting for ourselves and for the audience,” Cessna says. “We like to be challenged and we like to challenge.”
Since its inception two decades ago, SCAC has always been considered a Denver-based band, although Cessna was living in Rhode Island and Pittsburgh since 2000 before moving back to Denver last year, and Pentacost was based Boston before moving back last year as well.
“The timing is good for us to focus on our business, and we’re actually able to be in the same room to do that,” Cessna says. “And I’m proud of us accomplishing what we were able to with Dwight and I living out of state.”
As far as the new SCAC material goes, band is approaching songwriting in a similar way that it’s done in the past.
“Munly is a great writer, as he has been for the last several years,” Cessna says. “And it works well for us because he’s so good at it. And it’s part of finding where our strengths are and we’ve worked together for so many years, probably fifteen or sixteen years. And we all have found our place. And now that we’re all back in the same place it’s even easier to fit into our roles.”