Animals, history, safety, Madonna's 80's hits, and space aliens got in a fight with freaky riffs, jazz harmonies, pop hooks, speedy instrumental wankery, reasonably earnest emotion, and serious heaviness. Then they forgot what they were fighting about, fell in love and started a family. They had a baby and named it Opposite Day.
Opposite Day was formed in 2001 in Austin, TX out of a desire to create music that makes you happy, frightened, enlightened, and confused at the same time. We decided that there wasn't enough absurdist progressive music with pop hooks and punk aggression, so we formed this band. Drummer Pat joined in 2005. Bassist Greg Yancey and Singer Guitarist Sam Arnold started the band earlier in the century.
Like Zappa, but more poppy and heavy. Like the Pixies, but more shreddy and jazzy. Like King Crimson, but more concise and absurd. Like Primus but more melodic. Like Steely Dan but more insane and metal. Like They Might be Giants but heavier and mathier. Like Madonna. Exactly like Madonna.
Safety First, Opposite Day's 3rd album comes out July 20th 2007. Featuring a meaner, louder, wetter, smarter, and more better sound, this one will keep us out of the studio for a few months at least. It's got Pat Kennedy on it instead of our old drummer. It's got a lot of mega-hyper songs, thick art-pop nuggets, and some textural explorations. Don't worry, there are also some unifying themes sprinkled throughout the eclectic sprawl. Silliness, heaviness, vague sincerity, cleverness all make an appearance too. Song highlights include the jazz-broiled math-emo scream of "Elephant in a Pharmacy," the oblong picnic anthem "Brilliant Animals," the rollercoaster bureaucracy of "Paperwork," the densely constructed discomfort of "Aztec Princess" and the outerspace-arena-thrash-ballad "Like an Alien".
Meanwhile, we're serious about the Madonna thing. Check out the live recording of "Unlike a Virgin - Opposite Day plays the Immaculate Collection" from October 2006. Here: http://www.oppositeday.com/madonna.html
We're doing it again in September 2007.