Welcome to the Centipede Farm, a magical wonderland of musical madness.
I started putting the name “Centipede Farm” as a label name on homemade self-releases of my own various 4-track drippings some time in 2007. In those days it was just sort of a pretend vanity label derived from a nickname I had for the basement of the house I lived in at the time. Later, I bought the domain name and started up a music blog, covering various indie and underground stuff, especially anything involving my musician friends or going on in Iowa.
In 2012 an acquaintance decided to sell his cassette duplicator and I saw my chance to get back into the tape-label game at a time when the cassette format was beginning an underground resurgence. I never really gave up on tapes after having been involved in a couple home-taper enterprises in the 1990s, but back then I would have killed for a real duplicator. So this is how the Centipede Farm cassette label was born and what the name Centipede Farm soon came to be known for, along with a few digital-only releases mixed in on the then-nascent Bandcamp platform, which I still use as my primary online store and streaming solution.
As of 2017, the Centipede Farm is a sort of umbrella name for several music-related activities I get up to. I’ve considerably less interest these days in just running a cassette label and spending all my free time on others’ projects when I should be working on my own, so I’m not actively seeking submissions. I’ve got other bands and projects and even another label I’m involved in. The Centipede Farm has a particular focus on unusual music, noise, experimental, and so on, a realm of particular interest to me personally. I share cool music and art and stuff I come across online on tumblr. There are links to most of this stuff in the navigation menu.
So come on in and have a look around. Don’t be too scared by all the weirdness and nihilism and such. Centipedes may look creepy but they’re fun once you get to know them.