The Octopus Project Premieres New Single & Video for "Whitby"
Fresh off an East Coast tour and successful appearance at last weekend's Fun Fun Fun Festival, The Octopus Project kicks off the western half of their North American tour this week by dropping a new digital single and video for "Whitby," pulled from a yet-untitled album of new material planned for release in Spring 2013.
The single is available NOW on iTunes, eMusic, and the usual digital channels. An extended single which includes additional bonus tracks (b-sides! a karaoke version!) is available for purchase exclusively from Peek-A-Boo Records. The band will also be selling a limited edition bundle at shows, which includes a silk-screened poster with a download code for the extended single.
The band also released a music video for "Whitby," which premiered on Stereogum, YouTube, and Vimeo yesterday. Created, shot and directed by the band, the stop-motion extravaganza was crafted entirely using die-cut colored card stock. Band members meticulously designed each shape and used a cutting machine generally reserved for scrapbooking to cut them out before photographing them in real world settings. The final video consists of over 4,000 separate images.