Robots Need Love, Too. So Says Dan Mangan (video)

[14 October 2010]

By Lara Killian

Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan is a gravelly voiced, more upbeat version of Sufjan Stevens.

The official video for “Robots”, from Mangan’s 2009 album Nice, Nice, Very Nice is a delightful take on an old theme, with West Side Story-style gangs taking each other on in a deserted railroad yard. Instead of beating each other up they set up a mini-robot smackdown to decide which group is the most righteous. But do these robots really want to beat each other up? Robots need love, too. They want to be loved by you.

Mangan was recently featured on NPR’s “World Cafe” and the CBC recently re-broadcast a Mangan Kitchen Scratch concert from earlier this year.

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/131934-robots-need-love-too/