The Octopus Project
The Octopus Project has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, following a musical path that veers through blown-out rock’n’roll, vibrant electronics, surreal pop and expansive psych landscapes. Based in Austin, TX, the group of multi-instrumentalists has released six studio albums, starting with 2002’s Identification Parade. Touring clubs and festivals worldwide (Lollapalooza, Coachella, All Tomorrow's Parties) both on their own and as handpicked support for artists as diverse as DEVO and Aesop Rock, they’ve earned a reputation for explosive live shows and immersive audio-visual experiments.
Also active as composers for video games and film, they were awarded the Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for their work on the film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.
Their newest release, the soundtrack for the film Damsel (a western directed by the Zellner Bros. and starring Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska) is out June 22nd, 2018 on Milan Records. Produced on period specific instruments -- banjo, musical saw, acoustic guitar, flute, wine glasses -- the score finds the band in unknown territory sounding at once both haunting and majestic.