Opposite Day are Austin’s reigning kings of math-pop. Performing with the technicality and energy of a metal band, coupled with the finesse of a jazz combo, they are able to seamlessly weave catchy melodies and hooks along with deceptively complex rhythmic patterns, funky grooves, heavy riffs, and improvisation into finely-wrought musical arrangements. Although they can shred with stop-on-a-dime precision that few bands can achieve, they would rather engage you with clever, educational lyrics and memorable songs that just happen to be performed with virtuosic levels of musicianship.
Since 2001, this musically agile trio has been performing shows of pure creativity that inspire the musicians in the audience to go home and practice, along with the songwriters to rise the next day to create. They are always fun, always smiling, always smart, and never pretentious. As recording artists, they have constantly kept it fresh with songs about animals, personified glaciers, and Sci-Fi, always tracked as a muscular trio before the ample embellishments get slathered on. They’ve done an alternate score to the original Tron film, a covers album of all of Madonna’s 80s hits in their own style, and are about to release the second installment of a concept album about traveling the solar system in order to find out what it tastes like.