by Laurence Rosier Staines in New Music on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The second video from Happy Music Radio Hour’s EP, The Chicago Manual of Style, features mechanized robot arms, gameboys, nuclear explosions, clones and spaceships, which is entirely appropriate given the subject matter of the song. Set to a relentless Kraftwerkian beat, is it an indictment of technology? A celebration? A portent of the approaching singularity? Whatever it is, thanks to technology, you can watch it on a shiny machine of your very own. Don’t be afraid … OR DO!