“The Octopus Project’s all-instrumental fourth album subjects uplifting minimalist themes to a garage-rocking frenzy.” – SPIN 7/10 Review
“wonderfully accomplished…the most intense piece of work the Octopus Project has ever put together.” – Venus Zine 5/5 Review
“Spacey, drawn-out grooves, a colorfully playful mix of the modern and the vintage.” – Los Angeles Times
Austin-based four-piece The Octopus Project has released the latest in a series of exponentially psychedelic videos, “Catalog,” the followup to “Hallucinists,” which premiered last week on Gorilla vs Bear. Inspired by the work of John Whitney, Sr., the dazzling video was created by Wiley Wiggins, with Quartz programming by Dan Winckler and Jim Bumgardner.
Peek-A-Boo Records reports that the limited-edition gatefold vinyl release of Hexadecagon (see below) is selling out fast, due in part to its unique bonus materials, which are impossible to replicate on a CD or digital format. The cut & assemble zoetrope and ten bonus “roulette” tracks can only be experienced via analog technology.
The roulette tracks are bonus songs – all exactly the same length – cut to wax in concentric, interlocked grooves, such that the listener never knows which song is played when the needle is placed on the LP. All ten tracks resolve to the same ending and drop into a single, final locked groove. It’s a vinyl nerd’s dream.
The Octopus Project spent their autumn co-headlining a tour across the U.S. w/ Polyvinyl’s newest signing STRFKR, and backed Devo at MoogFest! They are about to wrap their tour with a stop in Oklahoma to visit their friends Yellow Fever, bookended by two final full-on “Hexadecagon” homecoming shows in Texas.
The Octopus Project Remaining Tour Dates:
11.18 – South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
12.01 – University of OK Memorial Union Meacham – Norman, OK w/ Yellow Fever
12.03 – Eastside Drive-In – Austin, TX