Friday, October 17, 2008

Octopus Project Video Premiere On Pitch TV. The Octopus Project: "I Saw the Bright Shinies" [Video Premiere]

Animated ghosts grace ghostly indietronics in the video for the Octopus Project's "I Saw the Bright Shinies". From the Austin band's fine Hello, Avalanche, the track is an "intricate electro-fugue," as Pitchfork contributor Adam Moerder put it, and it has just enough warm keyboards and fuzzy guitars to take the chill out of the eerie moan of what sounds like it might be a Theremin. Divya Srinivasan, who also directed Spoon's "Everything Hits at Once" video, here animates a charming, crayon-grained Halloween treat, in which a boy ghost unites with some friends and the woodland critters and local townsfolk all party on down.

Just in the nick of time for this tour:

10/17 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/18 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree
10/19 Atlanta, GA @ E.A.R.L.
10/20 Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
10/21 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
10/22 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room

10/25 New York, NY @ Blender Theater (CMJ showcase 11:20 PM)

10/26 Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears
10/27 Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
10/28 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
10/29 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/30 St. Louis, MO @ The Bluebird

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