New Octopus Project – “Truck”

By Stereogum / September 28, 2007 - 12:17 pm

The hyperactive, theremin-wielding outfit Octopus Project ruled the Pool for a gloriously boozy Sunday this summer, mixing balloons, Theremins, and Peelander-Z into a 45-minute exercise of whetting our appetites for the new. And for their forthcoming, third LP, the Austin-based quartet set out on a defined mission to “achieve the perfect blend between high-end studio trickery, and lo-fi home experimentation.” That meant tracking both to tape and using ProTools, splicing studio time with bits lifted straight from the album’s demos, etc. New cut “Truck” is up to snuff by those standards, flipping a keyboard signature held down with garage-y, fuzzed-up guitar into a cymbal-ridden section of pretty, well-mixed arpeggios. Perfectly scuffed studio sound, and out in just over two minutes.



Octopus Project – “Truck” (MP3)

And in case you missed it earlier, take this Theremin-y cut for your octopodal pleasure…

The Octopous Project – “I Saw The Bright Shinies” (MP3)

More here.

Hello, Avalanche is out now at iTunes and 10/16 everywhere else via Peek-A-Boo.

Catch ‘em on tour:
09/22 – Providence, RI @ Living Room #
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Middle East #
09/25 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse #
09/26 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
10/04 – Houston, TX @ Numbers
10/05 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/06 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
10/07 – Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Lounge
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
10/09 – West Palm Beach, FL @ City Limits
10/10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s %
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/12 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
10/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
10/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Duke University
10/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/16 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/18 – New York, NY @ High Line Ballroom
10/19 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
10/20 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/21 – Montreal, PQ @ La Sala Rosa
10/22 – Toronto, ONT @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab
10/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield
10/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Theater %
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Theater %
10/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
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/ Cinemechanica
+ = w/ Stereo Total
# = w/ Aesop Rock
% = w/ Enon