Monday, July 28, 2008

Octopus Project tour, have 7''

The Octopus Project are once again touring strong in support of the new album "Hello Avalanche", and they're kicking off the newest round of dates with a performance at Lollapalooza this weekend. After making a long trek through middle America, the west coast, and parts of Canada, the crew will make it back home just in time for the ACL Fest. In March they released a 7'' single via the UK label Too Pure, which somehow managed to fly under my radar. In case you were unaware, Too Pure has issued music by such artists as Stereolab, Electrelane, Scout Niblett and many others.

The Octopus Project 7", which features two new songs that were mastered at Abbey Road in London, was released in a limited pressing of 500 copies and made available only via subscription to the Too Pure Singles Club. On their official site the band describes the A-side (Wet Gold) as "a lovely jaunt through an arpeggiated land of goodness," and the B-side (Moon Boil) as "the most 'total rock' song we've ever done." If you haven't been able to get your hands on this thing, worry not, I've got your back.

Octopus Project "Truck" video:
Octopus Project Live:
  • 08/02 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
  • 08/03 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
  • 08/04 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
  • 08/05 Norman, OK @ Opolis
  • 08/06 Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Station
  • 08/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
  • 08/12 Tucson, AZ @ Congress Theater
  • 08/13 San Diego, CA @ The Cashbash
  • 08/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
  • 08/15 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
  • 08/16 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
  • 08/18 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
  • 08/19 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
  • 08/20 Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s
  • 08/22 Edmonton, AL @ Velvet Lounge
  • 08/23 Calgary, AL @ Hi Fi
  • 08/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 08/26 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
  • 08/28 Dallas, TX @ Lola’s
  • 08/29 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
  • 09/28 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival


Fizz Byers said...

Top of the pops! If only they played a venue remotely close to my current town: Borington, South Carolina

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!