If there was ever a polar opposite of Goth/Dark-Wave it would be the New York Disco Villains. Imagine if the B-52's survived solely on a consistent diet of cheesy Troma films. With their carnivalesque keyboards, effects-soaked guitars, bizarre lyrics and raucous performances, the Villains have the campy woozy feel of an Ed Wood film soundtracked by They Might Be Giants. Although never confirmed, NYDV could potentially have a huge following in Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Canada and Spain. Could. So, yes, the economy is horrible. There are wars, a decaying environment and a global propensity for bad manners. But the NYDV carnival is in town and while that might not solve the world's problems, it certainly might make them a little less obvious.