photo by Michael Thad Carter
As a group of multi-instrumentalists who began with a largely improvised mass of electronics and guitars, Austin’s Octopus Project quickly stood out in Austin as something really unique. The cables strewn everywhere gave the band their namesake, and the relative stability of their lineup allowed them to, over time, expand their sound. Beginning in 2002, they have released six albums, each different in approach from the one preceding it. They’ve added more lyrics, tightened up song structures, and developed into a formidable live act. For their new album, Memory Mirror, the band worked with two acclaimed producers – Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips) and local wizard Danny Reisch (Shearwater, White Denim, pretty much everyone) – and the end result is an expansive and swirling wall of sound all boxed within catchy and tightly framed pop songs.
5/6 @ 6 p.m. My KUTX guest DJ set
5/9 @ 7 p.m. KUTX After Hours live broadcast in Studio 1A
5/15 Song of the Day
5/12 @ Bob Bullock Museum (Memory Mirror Record Release Show)
General Admission: $18 TICKETS [SOLD OUT]