New The Octopus Project hit this week: Memory Mirror. I’m really enjoying it so far. Not a lot of tracks up on YT to share, but I did find this one:
Further edits: Oh yes, good, found a Soundcloud of one of the better tracks :-D
I actually got to go see them Sunday night here in North Carolina. Their touring opener, Raindeer, had to cancel, and the local support act, Le Weekend were, as my gf and I decided upon, somewhere between a bad Dinosaur Jr. cover band and a bad Editors cover band, but hey, can’t win 'em all.
The Octopus Project themselves were pretty amazing, though. Third time seeing them, with the most recent being their legendary set at Moogfest in 2010 when members of Devo joined them onstage to perform a few Devo tracks (Devo was scheduled to play that night, but the guitarist seriously injured his hand, forcing them to cancel their own set).
New member Lauren Gurgiolo wasn’t quite as lively and interactive as the other members, and was actually walking away from the stage toward the bar when they decided to start an impromptu encore, but she fit right into the band’s instrument-switching, twee-cutesy antics just fine. Great show and a great night :)
[details=Pics from the show]http://imgur.com/MqrLprG.jpg
edit: Actually, my recording of their closing track, “Sharpteeth,” came out better than I thought it might. Missed the first 15 seconds or so, but caught the very awesome ending to the night with multinstrumentalist Yvonne Lambert