What are the chances...
Imagine being a new band and getting an email asking you to play Coachella. That is what happened with The Octopus Project a band out of Austin, TX (they have played SXSW too) in 2006. They were entered in and won a contest sponsored by MySpace to fill an open spot in the festival. The best part for the band was that they did not even know they were nominated.
Flash forward to 2007 and the band is working on a follow up to 2004's One Ten Hundred Thousand Million. Here we have a hint of what to expect. Sounds from outer space. Thin drum beats. And an atmospheric melody. Almost as if the track is haunted. We also have a track from the their prior release that is more fuzzy and aggressive.
MP3: I Saw the Bright Shinies
MP3: Tuxedo Hat
Check out a few more tracks and their collaboration with Black Moth Super Rainbow on their website.