Tuesday, October 23, 2007
CMJ recap: The Octopus Project
Thursday night was wild. The Kork Agency showcase at Highline packed Thunderheist, Yo Majesty, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Enon, The Octopus Project and Islands onto the same bill. And while the nudey shenanigans of YO Majesty were indeed outrageous, and the Trail of Dead thunderstorm was totally thunderous, the band that really blew my face off was The Octopus Project. Austin's best 'indie-tronica' band twists sampled drums around live drums, and wraps them around the ear-bleeding distortion of guitars and gentle, melodic synthesizers. Sound like something you might like? Caution, it's not for the faint of heart. But if you already dig Animal Collective, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Black Moth Super Rainbow (friends/collaborators of TOP), then you will be smiling all the way to the record store.
The Octopus Project- I Saw The Bright Shinies