Helium Tea

Octopus Project's balloons go up, up, and away.

Anyone who attended Soundcheck Magazine’s party in June at Emo’s must recall the Octopus Project’s rocket balloon experiment: Thousands of bright and shiny rubber objects shooting out in all directions like a batch of fireworks.

The instrumental visionaries, who release their third Peek-A-Boo full-length, Hello, Avalanche, on October 9, attempted to recreate the moment during their headlining performance at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, only this time with a little help from Japan’s Peelander-Z, and a little too much help from the wind.

The stunt, along with Yvonne Lambert’s kung-fu Theremin chops, Erase Errata, and Dan Deacon, are highlighted here.

Expect Ghostland Observatory to make similar waves this Sunday as part of the Park’s ongoing free summer concert series.

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