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The Octopus Project Biography

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Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA
Years Active: 1999-present
Genres: Experimental, Indie, Pop, Electronica

The Octopus Project is an American indietronica band based in Austin, Texas, active since 1999. Its unique sound, blending pop and experimental elements, is a combination of digital and electronic sounds and noises (including drum machine, keyboard, synthesizers and other devices) and analog equipment (including guitars and live drums). Its music is mostly instrumental.

On April 30, 2006, the band played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They were offered the opportunity after a fan, unbeknownst to the band, entered them in a contest held by the festival on MySpace in which voters were to "nominate their favorite band for an open slot at the festival".

In 2007, the Octopus Project supported underground hip-hop star Aesop Rock on his national tour.