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The Octopus Project Releases New Album & Announces Tour Dates

Band also creates video for new song "Sharpteeth".

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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