My KUTX: The Octopus Project

The Octopus Project is the KUTX Artist of the Month for May. Photo by Thalia Juarez/KUTX

The Octopus Project has been keeping the weirdo flame lit in Austin for close to two decades. Their music can be both abrasive and gleeful, reflecting a refreshing curiosity that’s often lacking in a lot of electronic music. Their live shows are notoriously left-field: on Friday, May 12, the Octopus Project celebrate their new album Memory Mirror with three shows in the Spirit Theatre of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, complete with rumbling seats, sound effects, surround-sound, and videos on the Texas-sized screen.

The Octopus Project’s Josh Lambert, Yvonne Lambert, and Toto Miranda bring this anything-goes energy to the airwaves this week with their very own guest DJ set. They talk about unlikely influences, the importance of film soundtracks, and what it was like to play as DEVO’s backing band. Tune in on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Flying Lizards – “Lovers & Other Strangers”

2. Cornelius – “Count Five Or Six”

3. Sonic Youth – “100%”

4. Adriano Celentano & Raffaella Carra – “Prisencolinensinainciusol”

5. Melt-Banana – “Tapir’s Flown Away”

6. Mr. Oizo – “No Tony” (feat. Phra)

7. Rita Lee – “Amor Branco e Preto”

8. The Tammys – “Egyptian Shumba”

9. Francois de Roubaix – “Les Amis”

10. Ennio Morricone – “Guerra E Pace Pollo E Brace”

11. RD Burman – “Duniya Mein Logon Ko”

12. Zhou Xuan – “Age of Bloom (Hua Yang de Nianhua)”

13. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Very Rare”

14. Orchestre Poly-Rhytmo de Cotonou – “Noude ma gnin tche de me”

15. Deerhoof – “Spirit Ditties of No Tone”

16. Enon – “In This City”

17. DEVO – “Girl U Want”

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