Blending art-rock, pop, experimental, math, jazz, and punk sounds with an absurdist academic childish lyrical fetish, Opposite Day has ratcheted up the aggressive pop tension and loosened the stylistic standards for Austin’s music scene over the course of 7 albums in 11 years.
WHAT IS NEW?
- The new EP is called SPACE TASTE RACE PART 1.
- This 3-song EP was co-produced and mixed in Oakland, CA by Dan Rathbun of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.
- It is part one of a two-part theme album. Part 2 is almost done and will be full-length.
- The songs are basically about going up into space to visit and get some flavors happening. Blending astronomical science with sci-fi and total nonsense.
- This is is Opposite Day’s 7th commercial release in 11 years, following 2011’s Reindeer Flotilla, a 37-song alternate score to Tron, and a bunch of other albums that are good.
WHAT DOES OPPOSITE DAY SOUND LIKE?
- "what the Beatles might have sounded like if they'd been part of the video game generation” – Texas Music Matters
- "The seamless, quirky manner in which they glide between genres while maintaining a punk sensibility nearly makes these musicians the kindred Texan spirits of the Dismemberment Plan" - Austin360.com (Austin American Statesman)
- “like both gibberish and truth”…”an unruly, unpredictable stew as impressive as it is bewildering.” – Austin Chronicle
- “like something Mike Watt might have dreamed up if he were forced to listen to Frank Zappa records nonstop” – Austinsound.net
- Our last Album Reindeer Flotilla was a 37-song instrumental opus that is an alternate score to TRON.
- We’ve been ranked a top 10 band in the experimental and punk categories in the Austin Chronicle readers’ poll almost every year of our existence. If there were an EXPERIMENTAL PUNK category, we’d be #1!
- Our music video “Girl Spy; Super Spy” won best animated music video in Austin in 2005.