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Tune of the Week – “I Saw The Bright Shinies”

My favourite quote about the forthcoming album? “It’ll rip your face off”. Toto Miranda, Josh Lambert and Yvonne Lambert are The Octopus Project. From Austin, Texas, they make space-age punk rock music which shows that beeps and bleeps can be …

Thu, Jul 12, 2007, 10:39

   

My favourite quote about the forthcoming album? “It’ll rip your face off”.

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Toto Miranda, Josh Lambert and Yvonne Lambert are The Octopus Project. From Austin, Texas, they make space-age punk rock music which shows that beeps and bleeps can be the most soulful things in the world if you approach them the right way. They also know how to turn theremins into rockets, which is something that very few acts bother with these days. They really should teach that kind of thing in Band University.

Live, you’ll rave about them for days afterwards. Like soul-mates the Lips, they know that a good live show can only get better when you add masks and balloons.

The Octupuses have just finished recording their third album, which will be released in September. Until the album comes out – or until some dumbo promoter decides to book them for some shows over here – you can enjoy this sliver of ethreal wonderfulness from the new album. Prepare to swoon.

(There’s also a couple of dozen live videos here if you want to continue the love-in).