Austin experimental-pop outfit the Octopus Project produce some pretty far-out electro-psychedelic sounds (like a collaborative LP with tripped-out eye-crossers Black Moth Super Rainbow, 2006 album The House of Apples and Eyeballs, and soundtrack work that includes the strange yet lovely 2015 film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter). The first single “Wrong Gong,” off their sixth studio record Memory Mirror, bodes well for the rest, a mix of fuzzed-out synths, urgent, roiling rhythms, saccharine-free boy-girl vocals, and expected doses of technotronic weirdness.
The Octopus Project were putting out records since early 2000s and their work appeared on Graveface Records and Too Pure (among other labels). Currently they run their own imprint called Robot High School with 2017 Memory Mirror by TOP being their most recent release.
Read up on The Octopus Project: KUTX | Austin Chronicle | Spectrum Culture | ACRN Media | Northern Transmissions | Stomp and Stammer
Tuath is an Irish band that put out numerous self-released EPs and albums with most recent being Youth EP. They describe themselves as “a bilingual psychedelic rock band from Donegal/Mayo, Éire consisting of several meat bags floating through space who need not be named”.
Read up on Tuath: First Music Contact | Irish Times | The Thin Air | Scum Gentry Radio | State Magazine | Pure M Zine
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