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Dan Mangan

Drumroll please, here comes "Rows of Houses," the first video from newly added CITY SLANG family member and Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan.

Drumroll please, here comes "Rows of Houses," the first video from newly added CITY SLANG family member and Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan. The video was inspired by one of his (and our) alltime favourite flicks: "The song is from the perspective of Gordie Lachance from the film Stand By Me," he says to ROLLING STONE.com "I dug that movie so much as a kid, and recently realized that it's still just as good as I thought it was. Blatant Films in Vancouver put together this crazy visual scheme between green screen live action and 3D animation. The newspapers in the vid are symbolic of the blinders we live in – purposefully so focused on what's in front of us that we can't see a thing – even what's right in our faces. The wind is progress, pulling and tugging at us, affecting the air we breathe, but always just beneath the surface of our attention." You can get the album OH FORTUNE exclusively at our shop right now, ships on friday(!) while the offical release dates are as follows: 25.11. Germany, 28.11. EU, 05.12. UK

"This is a perspective that strikes, simply, as wise, a fact that is really what separates Mangan from similarly scruffy singer-songwriters, to say nothing of pop musicians in general: Oh Fortune is one of the rare albums that is a kind of education in how to be human in a strange and — as its namesake amply demonstrates — harsh world." NATIONAL POST