We're definitely still getting used to calling Austin area bands "local," but we are quite pleased that we can claim Octopus Project as a hometown favorite. The Lone Star indie popsters are releasing their latest album, Hello, Avalanche, on October 16 via Peek-A-Boo Records. They are great in recorded form, but are always even more enjoyable live. Their live shows are always a highlight of our previous trips to Austin, and if you haven't caught them yet, you're in luck.
The band is currently in the road in support of their new album, taking them out to both coasts, eventually ending back in Austin on November 17 at Emo's. As an appetizer, they're offering up a free MP3 download of the track "Truck," which you can snag below. The tracklisting for Hello, Avalanche, along with their current tour dates, are listed below as well.
01. "Snow Tip Cap Mountain"
03. "Bees Bein' Strugglin'"
04. "An Evening With Rthrtha"
05. "Black Blizzard/Red Umbrella"
08. "I Saw The Bright Shinies"
09. "Ghost Moves"
10. "Vanishing Lessons"
11. "Exploding Snowhorse"
12. "Loud Murmuring"
The Octopus Project Tour
10.05.07 - Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
10.06.07 - New Orleans, LA (House Of Blues)
10.07.07 - Tallahassee, FL (Beta Lounge)
10.08.07 - Orlando, FL (Back Booth)
10.09.07 - West Palm Beach, FL (City Limits)
10.10.07 - Jacksonville, FL (Jack Rabbit's)
10.11.07 - Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)
10.12.07 - Knoxville, TN (Pilot Light)
10.13.07 - Charlotte, NC (Milestone)
10.14.07 - Raleigh, NC (Duke University)
10.15.07 - Baltimore, MD (Ottobar)
10.16.07 - Washington, DC (Rock And Roll Hotel)
10.17.07 - Philadelphia, PA (John Brenda's)
10.18.07 - New York, NY (High Line Ballroom)
10.19.07 - Northampton, MA (Iron Horse)
10.20.07 - Boston, MA (Great Scott)
10.21.07 - Montreal, QC (La Sala Rosa)
10.22.07 - Toronto, ON (Sneaky Dee's)
10.23.07 - Buffalo, NY (Soundlab)
10.24.07 - Pittsburgh, PA (Garfield)
10.25.07 - Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
10.26.07 - Chicago, IL (Abbey Theater)
10.27.07 - Chicago, IL (Abbey Theater)
10.28.07 - Milwaukee, WI (Mad Planet)
10.29.07 - Minneapolis, MN (Entry)
10.30.07 - Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
10.31.07 - Oklahoma City, OK (Opolis)
11.01.07 - Lawrence, KS (Replay Lounge)
11.02.07 - Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
11.03.07 - Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
11.05.07 - Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
11.06.07 - Vancouver, BC (Media Club)
11.07.07 - Portland, OR (Holocene)
11.08.07 - Visalia, CA (Howie's)
11.08.07 - San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill)
11.10.07 - Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy)
11.11.07 - San Diego, CA (Casbah)
11.12.07 - Tucson, AZ (Plush)
11.13.07 - Phoenix, AZ (Modified)
11.14.07 - Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)
11.15.07 - Lubbock, TX (Jake's)
11.17.07 - Austin, TX (Emo's)