The Octopus Project, Identification Parade

Yancey Strickler

By Yancey Strickler

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Most rocktronica (or live electronica) is an unholy matrimony of '70s guitar riffs and hastily programmed drum beats — the sort of thing you'd hear on a Boston reunion album. But Texans the Octopus Project come at the sound from the opposite angle, welding Out Hud-like guitars to structures not built on rock (or sand), but glitter. "The Way Things Go" and "Crying at the Aquarium" best illustrate their sound, which isn't exactly inventive, but definitely impresses.