The Octopus Project – “Whitby” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Austin indie rock quartet the Octopus Project has a new EP out this week and today they let loose with the video for the energetic single “Whitby.” It’s really something — posting a screenshot up top will not do it justice — as it contains over 4,000 still images constructed by the band that come together to form a hypnotizing stop-motion video. It would take a series of GIFs to convey! Or you could just like, watch it. Head below to do so and read some context from the band.
Created, shot and directed by the band, the stop-motion extravaganza was crafted entirely using die-cut colored card stock. Band members meticulously designed each shape in Photoshop then used a cutting machine generally reserved for scrapbooking to cut them out before photographing them in real world settings. The final video consists of over 4,000 separate images.
The Whitby EP is out now on Peek-A-Boo. A new album is due in 2013.