Thursday, May 24, 10pm
Garrison Brewery, 1149 Marginal Road
Cody Googoo has been prolific in the Halifax punk and noise scene for the past number of years, playing in countless bands including Unreal Thought and young legends Booji Boys. The music he’s recently made as Science Project, however, carries a more insular quality. Googoo says that Science Project captures a specific time in his life: Recovering from a hip surgery, he retreated to his basement with a borrowed recorder to make tapes of skronked-out, one-man punk.
“I was borrowing my friend’s four-track, and I was just messed up on these pain killers they gave me, so I just recorded these weird songs,” he says. “Every week, I’d go add something else to it—I ended up making a tape, so that’s how that really all started.”
Demented Rock for Depraved Humans, the tape that Googoo self-released, and Basement Blues, released on a seven-inch by a label in California, both emerged from these basement bramblings. After the releases garnered some positive response, Googoo put together a group of pals—Nathan Doucet, Taylor Furey and Kayla Stevens—to round out Science Project’s live performances. Beyond its set at OBEY, however, he’s not sure if he’ll continue with the project—he’s content to let it remain a sort of time capsule.
“Well, really it’s kind of gotten past the point where I want to do anything with it,” he says. “I didn’t really plan to do anything with the songs, or do a band—it was just a funny little thing I did for myself.”