Centagon Records is a small multi-genre record label based in Seattle. Named after the geometric shape with a hundred sides, Centagon exists to propagate weirdness and beauty through physical media and the magic of analog production.

Out Now: Waves After Work by Kip Nelson


Friday, May 11, 2018 5:45:59


After months of preparation, today is the day: We are releasing Kip Nelson' debut EP, Waves After Work!

Stream it now:
Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/88680542
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1382952590
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4JomQcGWASvtQK3CLKiQuX

If you dig it, please buy a copy on cassette or digital from Bandcamp.



Premiere: Kip Nelson - Found Out


Monday, April 2, 2018 11:09:36

The second single from Kip Nelson's upcoming EP is now live! Premiering today on Psychedelic Baby magazine:


The track is now streaming! Find it below:

Amazon MP3: https://www.amazon.com/Found-Out-Kip-Nelson/dp/B07BLR439K/
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1361857811
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2GOF6Bf
Napster: https://us.napster.com/artist/kip-nelson/album/found-out-305256691
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6sQ9TJ0bMzl7Y7fHzUobB5
Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/86189091

Premiere: Kip Nelson - Mexico


Friday, March 2, 2018 9:53:23

We've released the new single Mexico by Kip Nelson, now premiering on What Youth. Check it out here!

You may also stream the track on a variety of platforms:

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mexico-single/1353225353
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5d7yxsa8j1F3dVmFwpgCll
Tidal: https://tidal.com/track/85202438
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mexico-Kip-Nelson/dp/B07B3L4S41/
Napster: https://us.napster.com/artist/kip-nelson/album/mexico


A Conversation with Yours Truly


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:45:47

Last month, my dear friend Greg Bem interviewed me for the online arts magazine Queen Mob's Tea House. If you'd like a guided tour of my brain, have a look! Hope you enjoy.



Bandcamp for Transgender Rights


Monday, July 31, 2017 11:38:23

On July 26, the President of the United States tweeted that transgender individuals would be banned from serving in the military. Like many of my friends and family members, I was appalled by this news, but not at all surprised. The President was elected on a platform of bigotry and cruelty. His words and actions are not only hurtful, but an affront to the dream of an America that lives up to its stated principles of equality and egalitarianism.

Today I learned that this Friday, August 4, Bandcamp will donate its share of sales revenues to the Transgender Law Center. In response, Centagon Records will do the same. You may read Bandcamp's announcement here:


My vision for Centagon is to create a label that is inclusive toward human beings of all identities, especially those who are marginalized. In order to accomplish that, I understand that words are not enough. I applaud Bandcamp's leadership in taking a stand against oppression, and I'm proud to do business with them.

Terror Wave by Air Jackson is available on vinyl and digital via Bandcamp. You may find it here:


Thanks for listening.

Centagon Records Announces Expanded Streaming Distribution


Monday, July 10, 2017 5:47:58

Centagon Records is pleased to announce that Terror Wave by Air Jackson is now available on an expanded selection of digital and streaming outlets. This will also open the door for streaming distribution for future releases.

You may now listen to Terror Wave on the following streaming providers, and more:

Amazon MP3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SQDCK1
Apple Music/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1254462940
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2v4ACgC
iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/artist/air-jackson-31689181/albums/terror-wave-48666323
Napster: http://us.napster.com/artist/air-jackson/album/terror-wave
Slacker Radio: http://slacker.com/r/VnhPB
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6B6OzZhxklD3HlCUHrV0Tj
Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/75785919

Also coming soon: Amazon Prime, Pandora and more.

Just like before, Terror Wave is still available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp:

We welcome everyone to listen to Centagon's releases as much as you like, on all these outlets! Centagon embraces modern digital streaming, because we want our artists to have as much opportunity to share their music with the world as possible.

That being said, this statement comes with an important reminder: Music is not free - it takes an incredible amount of time, dedication and, yes, money - to create and promote a high-quality album. Streaming outlets provide great exposure, but not much monetary compensation for our label and its artists. If you wish to support Centagon's artists and help our unprofitable little operation bring more great music into the world, please buy our releases via Bandcamp or directly from our artists.

You may purchase Terror Wave on AAA vinyl, MP3 and lossless digital on Air Jackson's Bandcamp page:

Thanks for listening!

FREE SHOW! Centagon Records Launch Party


Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:57:08

There's no price better than free, right?

Come celebrate the launch of Centagon Records and commemorate our first release, Terror Wave by Air Jackson.

Vermillion, Seattle

When: Tues., 8/2/2016

Air Jackson: http://www.centagonrecords.com/artists/airjackson
somesurprises: http://www.somesurprises.com/
Coke Nails: http://www.centagonrecords.com/artists/cokenails

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749371208614695/

Full press release here: http://www.centagonrecords.com/press_releases/centagon_records_announces_launch_show/

Announcing Terror Wave by Air Jackson


Monday, July 4, 2016 6:19:57

Today, I have a big announcement: Centagon’s very first release!

On July 16, 2016, Centagon Records will release Terror Wave, the debut LP from Air Jackson, on vinyl and high-resolution digital.

In anticipation, we’re streaming two tracks from the LP: Prelude to Everything Being Okay and Summer Stars. In addition, the vinyl LP and digital edition are now available for pre-order on Bandcamp! To stream, please visit our Soundcloud page or Air Jackson’s Bandcamp page:


The release date will coincide with our appearance at Channel Fest, Seattle’s first festival of small record labels. To learn more about Channel Fest:


You’ll find the official press release here:


Everything leading up to this point has been a journey, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s been here to support this endeavor. For my part, my work is just beginning. Please stay tuned for more announcements!


Centagon Records at Channel Fest 2016


Friday, June 24, 2016 4:42:15

Centagon Records is pleased to announce that we will be participating in Channel Fest 2016, Seattle's first record label festival!

Fred Wildlife Refuge
128 Belmont Ave. East
Seattle, WA

Saturday, July 16, 12:00 PM.

The all-ages portion of the event will run from noon to 7:00 PM, followed by a 21+ party.

From the Channel Fest website:

"A landmark event for the Seattle music community that will bring together record labels of all sizes and genres representing the richness of the local music scene as it really is today. Including newly launched & reissue labels specializing in rock, psych, garage, pop, R&B, funk, soul, hip hop, italodisko, EDM, electro, synth pop, new wave, lo-fi, shoegaze, punk, grime, metal, industrial, doom, experimental, noise, instrumental, field recordings & rarities."

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.channelfest.com

We hope to see you there!

Introducing Centagon Records


Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:01:50

Well folks, here it is. Everyone who knows me knows that Centagon Records has been in the works for a long time. If anybody needed to see hard evidence that I’m actually doing this, I hope this shiny new website should suffice.

Centagon’s story began sometime in 2009 in my cramped studio apartment on Seattle’s Capitol Hill when (for reasons I don’t even remember; perhaps some misguided hipster sensibility) I brought home my first turntable. Among my first vinyl purchases was Things We Lost in the Fire by Low (Kranky, 2001), which I’d already a favorite, having bought it on CD years before. Thumbing through the LPs in a now-defunct record store, a sticker on the shrink wrap peeked my curiosity. It said “AAA,” explaining that the album’s production had been entirely analog. Unaware that such a thing was still available outside my parents’ basement, I took it home and listened. And the way I listen to music changed forever. It just sounded real, in a way that digital audio, for all its precision, just couldn’t quite touch. It infected me with a fantasy of creating such an artifact of my own. I didn’t know how to do such a thing, but I set about figuring it out.

Today, in 2016, that fantasy is about to become a reality. I’m proud to announce Centagon Records to the world, or whoever is listening.

In today’s saturated music landscape, it might seem hubristic to think the act of starting a small record label to be some kind of statement. In an age when a song can be catapulted across the globe with the tap of a touchscreen, a label’s function as producer of physical media may seem obsolete. Yet physical media persist, even flourish. Obviously, I wasn’t alone in what I experienced in that apartment in 2009. It was something as old as music itself, when it becomes something more than just cheap background noise. Sometimes, whether it’s live, digital or analog, music has the power to create a moment in time when you’re compelled to sit down and just listen. It’s time well spent.

My goal in this weird, likely unprofitable enterprise is to create more of those experiences. Here’s to misguided effort, to thumbing our noses in the face of capitalism and obsolescence. Here’s to art. Come along for the ride.