OK, so I don’t really like to post about the same band in such a short period of time — last week I wrote a track review on The Octopus Project’s “Wet Gold” — but this video is too good to pass up. “Wet Gold” on screen is courtesy Zellner Bros. and it features green monsters (similar to those that appear live on stage with the band), colorful shell crabs and beautiful crashing waves.
If you recall, “Wet Gold” is a rarity for The Octopus Project in that it features vocals from a band that never has vocals. And the result is a literally breathtaking foray into dreamy melodies and harmonics. This sound is the brainchild of the psychedelic and the electronic, and the video reflects just that with a storyline fit for either REM sleep or a pleasant hallucinatory trip.
The Octopus project hits Seattle on Tuesday, August 18 at Chop Suey. Below the video embed, I’ve included a string of all their live dates west of Texas. “Wet Gold” in both audio and video formats can be found on The Octopus Project’s Golden Beds EP, out now on Peek-A-Boo Records.
The Octopus Project: Wet Gold [mp3]
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The Octopus Project Travels West:
08/13/09: Plush in Tucson, AZ
08/14/09: Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
08/15/09: Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA
08/17/09: Doug Fir in Portland, OR
08/18/09: Chop Suey in Seattle, WA
08/21/09: Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
08/22/09: Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO