“Leg” by The Octopus Project

The Octopus Project have shared a previously unreleased song “Leg” from their third album, Hello, Avalanche, a new reissue set for release February 12th, 2018 via Peek-a-Boo Records. The limited-run, 11th anniversary deluxe edition features the original album sonically remastered and visually redesigned, as well as a second LP that includes 2009’s ‘Golden Beds EP’ and a full side of previously unreleased demos from the ‘Hello, Avalanche’-era.

The reissue concides with a January tour (dates below) and the 2018 Sundance Film Festival premiere of the band’s latest film score for the Zellner Brother’s eccentric Western ‘Damsel,’ starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, which finds the band expanding their scoring palette to include fiddle, banjo and musical saw. This is the third feature collaboration between the Zellners and The Octopus Project, following 2012’s Kid Thing and 2014’s Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, which won the Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

While the band’s previous records were mainly self-produced, Hello, Avalanche was recorded and co-produced by Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, The Gossip) at the rural Bear Creek Studio outside Seattle in February, 2007, and mixed in various sessions by The OctopusProject, Hadlock, and Erik Wofford (Voxtrot, Explosions In The Sky). The result retained the perfect blend of high-end studio trickery and lo-fi home experimentation, with many songs that remain staples of their setlists: “I Saw the Bright Shinies” multi-tracks Yvonne’s theremin into a ghostly choir, “Queen” marks the first vocal track in their previously instrumental-only discography, and the reliable show-closing climax, “Truck.”

The Octopus Project tour dates:
1/18 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
1/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
1/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
1/24 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
1/26 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
1/27 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
1/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
1/30 – Santa Cruz, CA @ TBA (should know soon)
1/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
2/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
2/02 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
2/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
2/24 – Austin, TX @ North Door