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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 came out in 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.

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  • daddyissues


    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • viewtifullink99

    Q: Why is opposite day so cool? A: Because they played a free show at LBJ, covered The Little Mermaid song, and covered the Immaculate Album and made it rock. Laurentide is probably one of the best songs in the world. Its like I'm learning and having fun at the same time. Their music is funducational. Opposite Day seriously needs to tour and get their name out there so they'll get all the fame they deserve.

    9 Dec 2008 Reply

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