Octopus5's SYSTEM crosses a lot of lines, and crosses them all with enthusiatic authority. This debut album from the Nashville-based modern-rock power trio ranges from the solid, radio-ready crunch of 'Shatterglass' to the ethereal and powerful 'Going Down' to the rootsy 'Serves Us Right' and all the way to the souped-up punk of 'Again And Again'. Amazingly versatile--remember, there are only three of them!--Octopus5 imparts it's own distinct sound on every variation it conquers. And not only is the music unstoppably unique and engaging, the lyrics--mostly written by the band as a whole (no prima donnas here)--are more than smart and catchy...they're downright literate. But don't let some idea that thinking men can't rock get in your way. Octopus5 will leap from your speakers unlike anyone else! Octopus5 resides in Nashville, but claim Memphis as their home turf, as it is the primary seat of their impressive fan base. With a visual representation all their own--think quirky/rock/Armani--and a HUGE level of energy and excitement, Octopus5 live is as good as it gets. With SYSTEM, Octopus5 on CD might even be better. Who knows? Guess you'll have to check out both and decide for yourself.