Matching their goofy gobs of surrealist pop with a colorful, inventive, and juvenile in all the right ways kind of treatment, Austin's The Octopus Project brave the sea in this, their new video for "Wet Gold".
Looks like the band must have had a great day at the beach filming this one, right? Not so, explains Josh Lambert. "...it was wet and cold! We filmed it in Galveston a couple of months after the hurricane hit, so it was pretty devastated. The whole city (specifically the beach) was filled with debris and completely ripped up buildings - totally creepy. There was a pretty gnarly fog that day as well, so it only added to the eeriness. Making the video was a blast! Yvonne spent a couple of days learning semaphore and was spelling out "Wet Gold" when we filmed it. I've never been colder in my life. Standing in the ocean all day long in the middle of January wouldn't be first on my list of things to do in the future, but we had a ton of fun nonetheless!" Sure you did...
The Octopus Project recently released the Golden Beds EP (Peek-A-Boo Records), which includes five different tunes and seven brand new videos. They are also currently on tour. Check out the slate of dates below. - David Pitz
the octopus project on tour
Aug 13 - Plush - Tucson, Arizona
Aug 14 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, California
Aug 15 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, California
Aug 17 - Doug Fir - Portland, Oregon
Aug 18 - Chop Suey - Seattle, Washington
Aug 21 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 22 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, Colorad