It’s been a bit of time since I last saw Austin, Texas’s, The Octopus Project, but I didn’t hesitate for a second when it came time to pre-order their new album, Fever Forms. I had the good fortune of seeing the band play twice a couple months apart back in 2011, the first time opening for Man Or Astroman? and the second time opening for DEVO. On both occasions, their performance was nothing short of mind blowing and I very quickly became a fan of theirs. Blending together influences ranging from late 70’s and early 80’s punk/new wave with electronica, post-rock, and psychedelia, The Octopus Project make music literally unlike anything else out there. The above tune, “Sharpteeth,” is the first single off of their new record and only increases my excitement for their upcoming release. Weaving together vast textures of synthesizers, guitars, drums, and, bar-none, the best theremin playing in music today, “Sharpteeth” shows The Octopus Project is in no danger of slowing down or becoming static with their sound. If the band’s upcoming release, Fever Forms, wasn’t on your must buy list before hearing this tune, it should be now. Holy hell is this band ever good and I literally can’t wait for them to make their way out to Southern California again soon.
More information on The Octopus Project can be found at their Facebook and official site. Copies of the Sharpteeth 7" and Fever Forms LP can be pre-ordered over at Peek-A-Boo Records.