The average adult speaks 16,000 words a day, so a break from talking can be nice once in a while. The Octopus Project is in tune with this philosophy, composing their predominantly instrumental indietronica, a relatively new music genre. The upbeat blend of indie-pop and electronics is ornate and makes for a great live experience. Promoting their upcoming album, Hexadecagon, they will be playing a show with the Portland quartet STRFKR at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Oct. 8. $15. 9 p.m.
The Octopus Project: Synthetic Happiness
—by Kari Vander Weit, October 6, 2010