Robots need love, still

Dan Mangan
Dan Mangan has already released the song “Robots” twice this year: first as the sort-of title track of the Roboteering EP, and then again as song two on the full-length Nice, Nice, Very Nice. For those that missed it on the first two go-arounds, the Vancouver singer-songwriter has just issued a video of song.

Fittingly, given how insanely catchy the song is, the video for “Robots” is one of the most memorable of the year. In it, Dan and his yellow-clad posse face off against a purple gang, led by Said the Whale‘s Ben Worcester. It looks like there might be a ’50s-style throwdown (Greasers vs. Socs!), but instead the two groups channel their rivalry into a heated battle between two toy robots. As the euphoric “Robots need love too” coda kicks in, the video takes an unexpected twist for a hilarious finale, so be sure to watch the whole thing. Also keep an eye out for Vancouver musicians Tyler Bancroft (Said the Whale), Zachary Gray (the Zolas) and Laura Smith, all of whom make cameos in the clip.

mp3: “Robots”

Nice, Nice, Very Nice is out now via File Under: Music.
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  1. ash
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    I so need this music as background next time I film my robots for a demo video!

  2. Liz
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Dan was just here for Halifax Pop Explosion, and I’ve had Robots stuck in my head ever since. So catchy!

    Also, site looks kind of awesome. Well done, A. Hud.

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