Friday, July 24, 2009

Interview with The Octopus Project

The Octopus Project is a kick-ass experimental pop band from Austin,Texas that I've talked about before, but I recently got the chance to interview band member Josh Lambert for Transmission. They are playing tomorrow night at Bottom Lounge, but unfortunately I won't be able to attend because I'm already committed to the Jamie Lidell show at Congress. But here is a little preview of their new EP, Golden Beds.

The Octopus Project are self-described "collectors of sounds" and their new EP, Golden Beds, is a collection of five songs, each experimenting in different genres. With a couple of tracks coming from their debut album and a subscription-only 7" from last year, Golden Beds begins with the shoegaze tune, "Wet Gold" and immediately switches into rockin guitar and drums on "Moon Boil." The EP conludes with "Half a Nice Day," a lo-fi twee instrumental with cutsey keyboards, but the most compelling song is "Rorol," a streamy avant-garde play with a Siren's call. They utilize the fascinating theremin (an electronic instrument played by without contact from the player, just moving the hands near its two antennas) to create the eerie sound. You can stream the entire EP at Peek-A-Boo Records' website.

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