Posted in music on August 21, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

White Octave

The White Octave was the short-lived band formed by original Cursive member Steve Pederson after leaving that band in 1998, and before he formed Criteria (who like Cursive, are/were on Saddle Creek). Their debut LP, 2000's Style No. 6312 which originally came out on Deep Elm, is getting a reissue this year via Broken Circles (Bloom, Of Sinking Ships) on September 16 (pre-order). It's being remastered by Bob Weston, who originally recorded the album, and the reissue will include the track "Looking Past Sky," which was cut from the 2000 release of the LP and was featured on the fifth installment of Deep Elm's Emo Diaries series. Ahead of the reissue, that song was given video treatment compiled from footage of their 2001 tour shot by Scott Behr. The video premieres in this post and can be watched below.

The band's only live date at the moment is Hopscotch Festival. Video below...


The White Octave - "Looking Past Sky"



Comments (5)

4-5 corny looking white males = Sacher. Every time, without fail.

Posted by McDungeon | August 21, 2014 11:54 AM

What does corny even mean in this instance? It's just a bunch of normal looking dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 12:54 PM

I saw these guys back in the day. Im so excited! And Cursive went REEEEEAAAAALLLLLLYYYY down hill when Steve left.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 5:29 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2014 10:07 PM

Fuck yes. Call the kiss is the best song of that era.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 1:25 PM

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