The Octopus Project Churn Out New Single, “Fugefat”

With an overly-ambitious concept that’s so overly-ambitious that it has to work in some realm, The Octopus Project are set to release Hexadecagon.  To make sense of the name, the group already blew minds at last year’s SXSW by arranging 8 speakers and 8 synchronized video projections into a 16-sided audio/visual carousel.  The project was the result of tireless work to refine home-crafted electronic equipment to configure the 8-channel audio system the album was recorded on.  The album was inspired by minimalist composers Terry Riley and Steve Reich, which is apparent in how structured and articulate the theoretically chaotic new songs are.   Though it starts out sounding like the next iPod or Google commercial, soon 40-plus piano tracks loop together to form a visceral, auditory spaghetti.  Give the track a listen HERE, on headphones preferably, and look out for The Octopus Project on tour with STRFKR on these dates:

09/30 – Shreveport, LA @ The Collective
10/01 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/04 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
10/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/06 – Washington DC @ DC9
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/09 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine*#
10/10 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears
10/11 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
10/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great Am. Music Hall
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/24 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
10/29 – Asheville, NC @ Moogfest *

All shows with Starfucker (except *)
# w/ We Are Scientists, Rewards

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