First Listen:

The Octopus Project

“Pedro Yang”

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words by tom johnson

Some fifteen years in to their most distinguished of careers, The Ocotopus Project show very little sign of slowing down, their latest “joyous party music” collection released in April finding them in as inventive and formidable form as ever before. Working with a number of names that do their work justice – the new record was co-mixed by Danny Reisch (Shearwater, White Denim) and Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips), and mastered by Greg Calbi (Talking Heads, David Bowie) – they continue to craft weird and wonderful pop music for all hours of the day.

Showcasing a more textured and refined side of their craft, new song “Pedro Yang“, which is streaming below from today, is an unwavering four-and-a-half minutes, the bands experimental edge sitting as sturdy instrumental backdrop for the colourful vocals to simmer above. Sonically beautifully, with the occasional flourishing hook that will have you scrambling back to it for days, you can check out the track now; the band’s new ‘Memory Mirror‘ LP is released on April 7th – pre-order it here and check out their forthcoming tour dates below.

The Octopus Project Tour Dates:

2/22 – Albuquerque NM @ Winning Coffee *
2/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre *
2/25 – Oakland, CA @ The Night Light *
2/26 – Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir *
2/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3/01 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
3/02 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett *
3/03 – Boise, ID @ Flying M Room *
3/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge *
3/05 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive *
3/13 – 3/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/04 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
4/05 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
4/06 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
4/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
4/08 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
4/09 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
4/10 – Washington DC @ DC9
4/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
4/15 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
4/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
4/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Bootleg
4/20 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
4/21 – Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts
4/22 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

* w/ Sound of Ceres opening

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