Cover graphics are off to the printers’ and once they come back, we have a new batch of 6 tapes coming out right away (the Nundata one is delayed a bit, I need to get some blanks yet). There is some cool stuff in these. Have a sampling:
I get asked a lot by friends what I’m jamming to lately. People seem to think my music interests are relevant to them. But when asked I usually just stumble and can’t remember, maybe because there’s usually just an awful lot of it.
Somehow I got the idea a few days ago to try doing a music podcast of my own. The first episode is now on my Soundcloud. I can’t promise it’s good. Well, the music on it is, but I’m probably not a great host. I play almost everything through my stereo into Audacity (sometimes stuff that’s already been bounced from computer to cassette, even) and record my talky bits on the built-in laptop microphone with no script and no planning. Sometimes I edit stuff weird on purpose. I talk funny. Hopefully I don’t get any lawsuit threats from labels for stuff I play on it.
I’ll totally take submissions. Physical formats are preferred, followed by lossless digital (Bandcamp download codes will work) but I’m not necessarily going to be a stickler. I like lo-fi vibes anyway. If you send me music in the mail, I’m going to assume you’re okay with it getting played on this thing. But I don’t promise that I will, either. E-mail me for my mailing address.
I’ll also offer up cassette copies. I plan to keep the episodes about 45 minutes, so for trade or a couple dollars, whatever you offer, you can pick out two episodes and I’ll dub them onto a C-90 and send it to you.
Subscribe it in iTunes or whatever using the RSS link for my Soundcloud account: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:5072606/sounds.rss.
This is in just five days at The Fremont in Des Moines! Bullshit Market are a seriously bangin’ harsh noise duo out of Detroit, and the guys behind Trashfuck Records, and they’re on tour with Iowa’s favorite noiser Boar and a guy called Eric Witt who has got to be cool if this is the company he’s keeping. The lineup is stacked hard all around, check the flyer below for locals; Caustic Shift is the wall-ier alter-ego of Chris of Incan Slums.
It’s a new era for the Centipede Farm.
I’ve redone the website and moved out of Wordpress and on to jekyll/octopress with the HPSTR theme, more befitting my level of computing expertise, distaste for PHP, preference for writing in emacs, and being a total hipster. Digging this new look a lot. I got rid of all the old content (over 5 years’ worth!) from the old site, but not to worry, I’ve saved a backup of all of it and I plan to occasionally dig out something from it to repost. I just felt a need for a clean slate. 2015 was a slow year (busy with other stuff) and I wasn’t sure I was even going to keep doing the label, but it’s now a settled matter that I will. Welcome to the new improved Centipede Farm.