A fried chicken drumstick, eagerly consumed while dancing at an (apparent) retirement party/rave, becomes a deadly weapon for one man in the video for “Techno Clique,” from Texas-based uber-chill electronic dance band, Neon Indian. Surely, no one can accuse this band of not having any original ideas for its videos! Vocalist Alan Palomo (who, it must be said, is very easy on the eyes) plays a club DJ presiding over the celebratory festivities when things go wrong under the spinning mirror ball, and the man-of-the-hour requires the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the threatening hunk of meat. But who can stop dancing long enough to perform the Hug of Life? Like a British Soap opera, it’s lots more fun than it sounds, and who doesn’t love a chill mix that you can groove to? Today, please let “Techno Clique” (from the group’s latest release, VEGA INTL. Night School), be your morning jam. Enjoy!
Neon Indian’s Current US Tour Dates Are:
4/17 – Atlanta, GA – Sunset Series @ Park Tavern
5/06 – New York, NY – The Grid NYC
5/14 – Dallas, TX – HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival
6/23 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Twilight Series
6/25 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
7/15-17 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
Geoffrey and I went all the way down town on a mission to investigate the Museum of Feelings, which turned out to be a bust, because the line was (realistic estimate) 90 minutes to 2 hours long. And we are about waiting in lines no. So, while we were down there (because Battery Park City is a fucking haul from our respective residences), we decided to just see what kinds of cool snaps we could take. Because Geoffrey is obsessed with the Instagram, and I know that I can always score a few blog hits with a fun photo.
And what we saw as soon as we walked into the Brookfield Place mall, which is what you have to walk through to get to the Museum of Feelings, was this awesome Christmas Tree studded with Disco Ball Ornaments. Super Groovy.
As you can see, the ornaments are mix of the classic mirror disco ball variety, and red or green mirrored mosaic designs. Festive!
As we walked through the mall towards the water, we entered the famous Winter Garden, (which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, but as since been beautifully restored) and that is where the full-on Disco Ball Christmas Trees were hiding.
If you end up in that part of town for whatever reason during the Christmas Holidays, take some time to walk around and enjoy all of the decorations, because it is really beautiful down there.
Check out this fun sculpture by Joel Morrison! Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap (2013) is constructed of Stainless steel and measures 28 x 30 x 36 inches (71.1 x 76.2 x 91.4 cm). Edition of 3. Photographed by me at the Leila Heller Gallery on West 57th Street.
This Disco Ball Pizza Oven (Yes, I just typed that) can be found in the Viennese restaurant, Disco Volante (Flying Disc). Not only does it bake delicious pizza but it also, wait for it, spins around like a real mirror disco ball! Visit This Link to watch a video in which you will see the oven spin around, as happy restaurant goers worship it openly.