KSPC Top 30: 10/18/10 -10/25/10

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Austin, TX natives The Octopus Project have this week’s top album at KSPC! Hexadecagon is full of experimental, electronic, indie pop for everyone! They’ve come a long way since being voted up to play 2006’s Coachella through a myspace fan-based competition. Now they’re on their 4th full length and it’s kickass!

Check out the rest of our top 30 after the jump!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Octopus Project – Hexadecagon

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Indie electronica quartet the Octopus Project have been around since 1999, but their star’s been pretty steadily on the rise since their ’04-released sophomore album, One Ten Hundred Thousand Million. In 2006 they were unwittingly voted into an open slot at Coachella by fans on Myspace, an honor that impeccably fits these children of our synthesized age. Several albums, a handful of EPs and a collaboration with Black Moth Super Rainbow later, the Octopi played the Echoplex last week, and they dropped their fourth effort, Hexadecagon, today to no small amount of buzz.

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SHOW REVIEW: Belle and Sebastian @ Hollywood Palladium

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I’ve been waiting for so long… I bought my ticket early in July. The thought of seeing them live was incredibly satisfying in of itself. I even made a mixtape of the ideal set list and tried to familiarize myself with their new album “Write About Love.”
Enough said.

But you know how time flies once the semester starts… eekkk it’s Oct. 3rd, this Sunday! “Show starts 7PM.”
After cramming days of studying, I was more anxious about my econ exam than the show itself…. Ran to the metrolink in flip flops and dress at max speed…. missed the train anyways. Next metrolink comes 2hrs later…. damn.
Frantically took the Foothill transit, then the silver streak. Got to union station around the same time if I were to take the next metrolink, took a taxi and got there at 7:32 but even commercial shows never start on time.

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