Monday, October 29, 2007

The Octopus Project

You can't take two (figurative) steps in the blog-o-sphere without stumbling over one of The Octopus Project's arms. They're quite honestly everywhere, and there's fairly good reason for that. Their latest release, Hello, Avalanche, came out a couple weeks ago and is a playful romp and an instrumental jaunt that is sure to put a smile on your face. It's easy to see that the band, in pursuit of musical excellence, doesn't take their work too seriously and isn't afraid to have a good time while at it. What can I say about them that hasn't been said? Prepare for some seemingly simple (while at the same time intricately layered), infectiously peppy tracks that all sound like they'd be perfect for various commercials and other odd spots where jingles would be appropriate. The group isn't afraid to get in you face a little either (try Ghost Moves), which you'll notice as the album progresses, before mellowing back out for the last couple track finale.

The Octopus Project - Truck : Hello, Avalanche

The Octopus Project - Ghost Moves : Hello, Avalanche

and one from their last project with Black Moth Super Rainbow:

The Octopus Project / Black Moth Super Rainbow - Elq Milq
: The House of Apples & Eyeballs

Visit their website, their label Peek-A-Boo Records, and become their friend on MySpace.

Tour Dates

10/29 Minneapolis, MN Entry *
10/30 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
10/31 Oklahoma City, OK Opolis
11/01 Lawrence, KS Replay lounge
11/02 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
11/03 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
11/05 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
11/06 Vancouver, BC Media Club
11/07 Portland, OR Holocene *
11/08 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
11/08 Visalia, CA Howie's
11/10 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
11/11 San Diego, CA Casbah *
11/12 Tucson, AZ Plush
11/13 Phoenix, AZ Modified
11/14 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
11/15 Lubbock, TX Jake's
11/17 Austin, TX Emo's

* = w/ Enon

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