Since I’ve already confessed my long-standing brain crush this weekend, now it’s time to confess a musical crush: Vancouver artist Dan Mangan and his album Nice, Nice, Very Nice (such a nice Canadian title, eh?). I think I first heard Mangan from new-ish radio station The Peak – which like all commercial radio stations mostly plays the same thing over and over again, but in their case, they play music I love that you don’t hear ad nauseam from other stations over and over again, and thus have introduced me to some new favourites.
I do love the album, but his videos make me love it even more. They’re beautifully shot mini-movies fitting to the tone of their accompanying songs.
Road Regrets is a melancholic animation:
Indie Queens are Waiting looks like an indie movie shot in a local diner:
And Robots is a hilarious parody of an 80s gang movie: