The Octopus Project: Fever Forms

The Octopus Project: Fever Forms

(Peek-A-Boo, 7/9/13)

"Sharpteeth"


Over the past decade, Austin’s The Octopus Project has built a portfolio of electronics-infused post- and indie rock, with each of its four multi-instrumentalists (the eight arms of the octopus) contributing in different ways for each song.

Following the video-synchronized Hexadecagon experience, Fever Forms is full of dense, danceable rock jams with glistening electronics, dirty guitars, and the occasional glockenspiel, music box, or handclap. It’s just as buoyant but more direct — and it rocks harder. Simply put, Fever Forms is a gem of progressive pop rock.