The Octopus Project Releases New Album & Announces Tour Dates

[11 July 2013]

By Jane Jansen Seymour

The Octopus Project’s fifth feature-length album, Fever Forms, is out July 9 via Peek-A-Boo Records. There’s also a new video for the second single, “Sharpteeth” (PopMatters wrote about the first single, “Whitby” here). A pulsating intro pulls the listener into their world of indietronica, where musicality meets rampant creativity. The song embraces vocals in a simplistic way, while a complicated instrumentation takes over until it all collides into an ending. The Octopus Project directed the video, shot by the Zellner Brothers at the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin, Texas and according to Peek-A-Boo Records, “in its surrounding mystery jungles” where “psychic misadventures ensue.”

In the middle of all this is Yvonne Lambert’s lovely theremin solo, played with the poise of a ballerina. When PopMatters interviewed the band after their performance at Moogfest 2010, Lambert was asked if she was a dancer. Indeed, Lambert took lessons as a child and it’s apparently transferred over into the skill required to play this early Moog synthesizer. She certainly shines in the spotlight in the video wearing a glorious golden, retro-style shift.


The band also announced some tour dates, see list below.

TOUR DATES
07/20 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
07/22 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (free!)
08/06 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
08/07 - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
08/09 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
08/10 - Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
08/11 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
08/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
08/14 - Washington DC @ DC9
08/15 - Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears #
08/16 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
08/17 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
08/19 - Columbus, OH @ Kobo
08/20 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
08/23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
08/24 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
08/25 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
09/05 - Bryan, TX @ Grand Stafford Theater
09/07 - San Antonio, TX @ Limelite
09/11 - Norman, OK @ Opolis *
09/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
09/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
09/16 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
09/17 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
09/19 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Club*
09/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord *
09/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
09/22 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
09/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room *
10/07 - London, UK @ The Garage +
10/08 - Sint-Niklas, BE @ De Casino +
10/09 - Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat +
10/10 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg +
10/11 - Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia +
10/12 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis +
10/13 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega +
10/15 - Stuttgart, DE @ 1210 +
10/16 - Steyr, AT @ Roeda +
10/17 - Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv +
10/18 - Milan, IT @ Lo-Fi Club +
10/19 - Montpellier, FR @ Secret Place +

# w/ Crystal Stilts
* w/ Paper Lions
+ w/ Man Or Astro-Man?

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