Late last summer, a video started making the rounds online of a seriously intense clog dancer absolutely getting down to Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Kiss Them For Me.” It was a surreal little clip, and one that simultaneously made absolutely no sense and all the sense in the world.
Weird, savvy band that it is, Elf Power saw the clip and immediately reached out to the clogger, Naomi Merchant, to see if she’d be up to hoof it in their new music video. She said yes, of course, and the resulting clip for “Transparent Lines” is below. It’s weird, but in a really great way.
Elf Power is heading out on tour with Neutral Milk Hotel starting today. The band’s full list of dates is below. B.Y.O. clogs.
Elf Power tour 2014
Jan. 13—The State Theatre—Ithaca, New York
Jan. 14—Loew’s Theatre—Jersey City, New Jersey
Jan.16-17—Orpheum Theatre—Boston, Massachusetts
Jan. 18—Olympia De Montreal—Montreal, Quebec
Jan. 19-20—Kool Haus—Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 22—The Capitol Theatre—Port Chester, New York
Jan. 23-25—BAM Howard Gilman Opera House—Brooklyn, New York
Jan. 26-27—Webster Hall—New York, New York
Jan. 29—Tower Theatre—Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Jan. 30—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan. 31—DAR Constitution Hall—Washington, D.C.
Feb. 1-2—Cat’s Cradle—Carrboro, North Carolina
Feb. 4—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, Tennessee
Feb. 5—The Pageant—St. Louis, Missouri
Feb. 6-7—The Riviera Theatre—Chicago, Illinois
Feb. 8—Orpheum Theater—Madison, Wisconsin
Feb. 10-11—First Avenue—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb. 13—Uptown Theatre—Kansas City, Missouri
Feb. 14—Cain’s Ballroom—Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb. 15—Majestic Theatre—Dallas, Texas
Feb. 17-18—Live At The Moody Theatre—Austin, Texas
Feb. 19—Warehouse Live—Houston, Texas
Feb. 20-21—LA Civic Theatre—New Orleans, Louisiana
(all dates with Neutral Milk Hotel)