When we posted the Octopus Project’s “Wet Gold,” there was a discussion of the Golden Beds EP’s lead track itself (an upbeat, layered Versus-esque momentum created with voices, bells, instrumental accents, and handclaps), but also a mention of the Austin quartet’s live appearances, which sometimes arrive with multi-media “Visual Music.” Now we not only have updated tour dates, but also a Zellner Brothers-directed video that takes the band down to the ocean and gives an insight to what they look like when they’re performing their roles and battling the waves on their singing boat. Yvonne Lambert stays on land, directing the guys to shore with green monsters, pink seagulls, and psychedelic hermit crabs.

The Golden Beds Enhanced EP is out 7/28 via Peek-A-Boo. It includes five songs and seven new videos. You can stream it here, sans videos. The band hits Cleveland tonight:

07/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
07/29 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
07/30 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bears
07/31 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Live Music Hall
08/02 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
08/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
08/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
08/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
08/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Starbar
08/07 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
08/08 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
08/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
08/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
08/17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
08/18 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
08/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/22 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Comments (6)
  1. Love it! exactly what i would expect from them. especially love the colored shells, singing raft and water effects.

  2. Cute! It wouldn’t be completely out of place on an episode of “Yo Gabba Gabba”, i.e., the hipster’s children show.

  3. Trevor  |   Posted on Jul 27th, 2009 0

    Where can I get one of those singing rafts?

  4. SuperHappyCow  |   Posted on Jul 28th, 2009 0

    What are the lyrics to this song? I could never quite figure them out.

  5. This is a good song. Definitely going to check them out. High FIve Stereogum! Yeah!

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