Although my chances of going to this year’s Lollapalooza are looking kinda grim these days (i.e. lack of fundz+high travel costs=one poor lady), all those in attendance have the chance to see one of the fest’s most underrated/underhyped bandz on the bill: The Octopus Project. Let’s hope you didn’t forget about them!
The Austin four-piece is going on tour yet again in support of their amazing 2007 full-length, Hello, Avalanche, right after their gig at Lollapalooza on 8/03.
In addition, UK-based label Too Pure (Stereolab, Scout Nibblet, Electrelane) recently released an Octopus Project 7-inch as part of the label’s “Singles Club”. It features two new joints, “Wet Gold” and “Moon Broil”, and will be available soon on iTunes.
The Octopus Project Live:
* w/ Diagonals
08/02 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
08/03 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
08/05 Norman, OK @ Opolis
08/06 Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Station
08/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room*
08/12 Tucson, AZ @ Congress Theater*
08/13 San Diego, CA @ The Cashbash*
08/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory*
08/15 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door*
08/16 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill*
08/18 Portland, OR @ Satyricon*
08/19 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge*
08/20 Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s
08/22 Edmonton, AL @ Velvet Lounge
08/23 Calgary, AL @ Hi Fi
08/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/26 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
08/28 Dallas, TX @ Lola’s*
08/29 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*
09/28 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
While they won’t be hitting St. Louis on this tour, Kansas City isn’t too far away!