Here's what we wrote about Octopus Project in this week's paper:
[8-BIT BOOGIE] In touring the country as a rock band, Austinâs Octupus Project may be on the wrong path. Its DayGlo synth textures and skittering drum patterns are certain to shake some booties in a darkened club, but the bandâs true calling might be found in the circuitous background music of whatever Mario and co. are up to these days. Imagine a mini-boss throwing turtle shells your way during the climax of âDeath Graduatesâ off this yearâs Fever Forms, then imagine yourself basking in victory with âWhitbyâ blasting on your go-cartâs stereo. Or see it live under the influence of adult beverages. Choose your own adventure! PETE COTTELL.
Sounds exactly like the kind of band that should have it's own old-school View-Master, right? Well, as it turns out, they do! And we want to give you one, along with a pair of tickets to tonight's show at Mississippi Studios. Just shoot an email with "OCTOPUS PROJECT" in the subject header to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 pm today. The winner will be notified after the contest closes. Just one email, and both of the following can be yours: