Move over, Johann Strauss II — Travollta’s here to party!

If you don’t recognize Strauss' name offhand, he wrote “The Blue Danube Waltz,” whose "ya-da-da-duuum" melody we’ve all heard in 2001: A Space OdysseyLooney Tunes cartoons and probably elsewhere. More to the point, Strauss composed the comic opera Die Fledermaus, which has a big number called “The Champagne Chorus,” in which the whole ensemble sings about crowning “the king of effervescence.”

Bah, I say to you! I love a glass of sparkling wine from whatever region is producing it. But I don’t know if I’ve had any bubbly that was quite as, er, bubbly as a bottle of that much-loved sparkling mineral water Topo Chico. Based on their new single, aptly titled “Topo Chico,” it would seem the local dance-pop duo Travollta (yes, that’s with two Ls) is inclined to agree.

The pair consists of one Coolio Heart and his co-conspirator Radical Dex Rowdyhouse, who were, per a release, “discovered” performing in a car wash by Atticus Swartwood and Andy Heath. (The two of them you’ll know from local outfits like Tayls, Molly Rocket and Chalaxy.) They’ve recorded a breezy, catchy tune about “misty hydration” and “crisp carbonation” and worked with director Houston Mathews to make a delightfully silly music video for it. Loosely organized around the theme of friendship, the piece includes some sweet choreography by McCall Donoho, a charming disco montage and what appears to be a baptism in refreshing beverages.

Check it out above, and find the single on your favorite streaming service via this handy link. You’ll have a chance to check out the group in person on Friday, July 9, at The East Room. Fellow electronically enhanced pop outfits Soft Bodies and Athena will also play; DJ Ken Sable will spin between sets, and Terror Pigeon will handle the lights. The show starts at 8 p.m. and the cover is 10 of your American dollars. Follow the group on Facebook and Instagram, and watch the Facebook event page for updates.

Like what you read?


Click here to make a contribution to the Scene and support local journalism!