Elijah Wood travels through space and time in Apples in stereo's funny 'Dance Floor' video

Elijah Wood has my undying respect for several reasons. I mean, this guy not only totally saved Middle-earth that one time, he also signed the Apples in stereo to his Simian Records imprint, which ranks as a comparably important achievement in psychedelic indie-pop terms.

Now Wood has lent his star power to the Apples’ latest video, which premiered recently at Pitchfork. It’s for “Dance Floor,” the catchiest of many catchy tunes on April 20’s Travellers in Space and Time, the band’s surprisingly rewarding detour into futuristic disco. About a year ago, chief Apple Robert Schneider told me the in-progress album sounded “like there’s a party on a UFO, and everybody’s invited to come in.” The “Dance Floor” video doesn’t feature any UFO parties that I noticed, but there is a time-travel caper involving Wood as an alternate-universe gym teacher version of himself and Schneider as a mad scientist who lives to groove. As an Elephant 6 loyalist, I appreciate the in-jokes sprinkled throughout the clip. (I totally wore the green edition of Schneider’s E6 logo T-shirt yesterday!) It’s cool to see the Olivia Tremor Control‘s redoubtable Bill Doss working the keyboards as a newly official member of the Apples, too.

Check out the very fun “Dance Floor” video after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • Lisa

    Very 80s + I love 80s music = Cooool

  • Sadie

    My uncle is the guy w/ yellow guitar. No lie!!

    • Benjamin

      That’s really, really cool. Great song, great video…this is the first I’ve heard from this band, and I love it.

  • Zanna

    This has become one of my new favorite music video’s=]

  • Benjamin

    And see if you can find the short film related to this video. It’s so good.

  • Mikayla

    that was hot! it was really good! well played Elijah!!!

  • HappyChappy

    THAT WAS AWESOME!… Elijah my friends said you were getting old and uncool BUT im pretty sure you have never been unccooool EVER and this proves your coolness :) love it, great song, great clip ..somthing fresh. Keep coming up with your cool ideas and keep being awesome :) AiS rocks (:

    • partnerrr1

      AHAHA rightio then happy

  • Myrthala Garza

    Yo solo se que Elijah es muy hermoso!! esta bien bonito ese hombre

  • Myrthala Garza

    De verdad!

  • rachel

    lol, this is AMAZING i luv the 80s music listen2 it all da time

  • Mysa

    Awesome, I love that sound, it’s really nice! I love Elijah, and this is so funny, sunny, funky! it feels good to hear something like that! Yeah!


    gut gut naa naa gefältmir gut deine profil liebe güße lilian


    liebe Elijah masovo dinamasti sorando daveri du miadasci.lopulso aniorigederzinorg-gatt elijah ich zumor dirbander kilofuzunamavi hu hunu cabasidemomisniterba.nimosaderhubi.liebe grüße von LILIAN PAYANO KOMME AUS DER KARIBIK


    coooooooool.Esti amuzant in filmulet.

  • DJ

    Great! I just love this funky style, and I love Mr. EW

  • julie

    first heard of these guys today. Fun video, love the song :D

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