Austin’s favorite experimental pop band, The Octopus Project, have returned with their 5th studio album Fever Forms, released July 9th, 2013. The band is proud to present the third single from the record, “Perhap,” which lures you in with its gentle, pulsing synths and a baby’s coos only to be obliterated by the ghost of John Bonham guiding a theremin orchestra into 47th dimension. Listen to it courtesy of Glide Magazine HERE.
Within their stylistically diverse discography, Fever Forms is most representative of the Octopus Project live experience – dense and euphoric, a concentrated dose of frenetic beats and exuberant melody set in a brilliantly colored sound world. Recorded by the band and mixed in collaboration with Erik Wofford (Black Angels, M. Ward, Maserati), the album has been praised as sounding “as jubilant and ecstatic as peers like Deerhoof or Dirty Projectors and channeling the same optimism and weird charm as The Flaming Lips while pushing their own unique sound” (Fred Thomas, All Music Guide).
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Some facts about the band:
The Octopus Project has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, all the while touring the world both on their own and as handpicked support for artists as diverse as Aesop Rock, DEVO, and Explosions in the Sky. They have earned a reputation for elaborate multimedia experiments, lavish album packaging, and the intensity of their extremely fun, extremely loud live shows.
Check out their upcoming fall tour dates below.
09/05 – BRYAN, TX – The Grand Stafford Theater
09/07 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – Limelight Bar
09/11 – NORMAN, OK – Opolis
09/13 – DENVER, CO – Larimer Lounge
09/14 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Kilby Court
09/16 – SEATTLE, WA – Chop Suey
09/17 – PORTLAND, OR – Mississippi Studios
09/19 – SACRAMENTO, CA – Harlow’s
09/20 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Café du Nord, Swedish-American Hall
09/21 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echo
09/22 – SAN DIEGO, CA – Soda Bar
09/23 – HOLLYWOOD, CA – Bardot
09/24 – PHOENIX, AZ – Rhythm Room
09/25 – TUSCON, AZ – Club Congress
09/26 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Launchpad