YouTube du Jour: Galactic


At 6:30 a.m. on Fat Tuesday morning, I was driving my dog to the levee so it could run before I disappeared into the day. As I drove by Tipitina’s, Galactic’s Lundi Gras show was just letting out, and a girl walking the center line on Tchoupitoulas told my car and any traffic that would listen, “I’m so happy! I danced all night!” By that point, I suspect the night bore some resemblance to the Carnival presented in the video for “Hey Na Na,” the first single from Galactic’s new Carnivale Electricos, which was released yesterday. And while the rest of us were running the streets yesterday, the band appeared on NPR to talk about the album and Mardi Gras.