Octopus Project revealed more album details, including its title (Hello, Avalanche), new streaming tracks, and this alarming photo:
Where did they get these wax reproductions of Lionel Richie and Eric Clapton? Why is wax Clapton smoking? And what did they do with Lionel's shoes? Will they make them pose in their videos? (They haven't announced that yet.) Does wax reproduction Lionel Richie do guest vocals on the album? No one's talking.
Ok, someone's talking a little. Concerning the studio in Seattle where they recorded the new album:
Bear Creek was also the studio used by Lionel Richie to record some of his Dancing on the Ceiling LP — a fact that pretty much sealed the deal for The Octopus Project, who claim to be headed in a distinctly Soundgarden/Lionel Richie direction.
And Austinsound.net may have done a little detective work.
JL: The two of them recorded at the studio we were in for Lionel Richie’s record in 1984 and there was a photo hanging in the studio where it was taken.
YL: The room was exactly the same: the same wood paneling, the same chairs, everything. So we took pictures of ourselves in the same chairs with us pretending like we were interacting. Then Josh did a pretty amazing Photoshop job.
JL: A lot of people really went for it.
But you can't stop the dream.
TOUR DATES (for Octopus Project)
17 HUNTSVILLE, AL BOTTLE TREE !
18 ATHENS, GA 40 WATT !
19 CHAPEL HILL, NC LOCAL 506 !
20 GREENSBORO, NC WUAG
21 WASHINGTON DC ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL !!
22 BALTIMORE, MD OTTOBAR !!
23 PHILADELPHIA, PA TLA !!
24 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM !!
25 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST !!
26 OTTAWA, ONT BABYLON !!
27 MONTREAL, QC LA TULIPE !!
28 TORONTO, ON LEE'S PALACE !!
29 PITTSBURGH, PA ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM !!
30 CLEVELAND, OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM !!
31 CHICAGO, IL THE ABBEY THEATER !!
01 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7TH STREET ENTRY !!
03 SEATTLE, WA CHOP SUEY !!
04 PORTLAND, OR WONDER BALLROOM !!
06 SAN FRANCISCO, CA BIMBO'S !!
07 LOS ANGELES, CA EL REY !!
08 SAN DIEGO, CA BEAUTY BAR
13 CHICAGO, IL METRO !!!
14 MADISON, WI BARRYMORE THEATER !!!
15 MILWAUKEE, WI PABST THEATRE !!!
16 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE !!!
18 DETROIT, MI MAGIC STICK !!!
19 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP !!!
21 BALTIMORE, MD OTTOBAR !!!
22 PROVIDENCE, RI LIVING ROOM !!!
23 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST !!!
25 NORTHAMPTON, MA IRON HORSE !!!
26 BURLINGTON, VT HIGHER GROUND !!!
! W/ CINEMECHANICA
!! W/ STEREO TOTAL
!!! W/ AESOP ROCK