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Zoetropic Thunder

My dear friend Divya send me this vid from Austin-based band The Octopus Project. This may well be one of the most nerdily genius promotional ideas EVER.

If you purchase the band’s new record (yes, RECORD) Hexadecagon, you get a dandy zoetrope kit which turns the spinning LP into a Victorian animated wonderland.

Plus, the video is effing HILARIOUS. Well done, The Octopus Project!


  1. Rob Shift says:

    Very nice. Reminded me of the opening bit from The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  2. ryan says:

    Yes Dixieland Mambo looks nice . . . . . OH GOD MY FINGER!!!!!!!!

  3. McWilley says:

    I 2nd on Chris W.’s comment.

  4. Deltus says:

    Haven’t seen one of those in 30 years!

  5. anna says:

    i love the octopus project! clever idea and *very* cute tiny retro spokesgirl.

  6. Chris W. says:

    I *love* the incongruity between the girlish presenter and the hairy man-arms.