03/26/2013 12:47 pm ET

Stop-Motion Claymation: Tyler Nicolson's Music Video For 'Trojans' By Atlas Genius Delights With Childlike Charm (VIDEO)

When the Australian indie import Atlas Genius released their first single "Trojans" in the US in 2011, it was an instant hit among the Death Cab-loving crowd. Eight months later, the band released the original video for "Trojans" on MTV, a typical alt compilation with blurry sequences, an artsy blonde and trippy graphics.

This week the song gets a very different kind of music video from claymation artist Tyler Nicolson. Nicolson's stop-motion videos use deliberately crude clay shapes that give his claymation creations a charming innocence.

In Nicolson's video for "Trojans" above, a cute and lonely man enjoys the colorful company of shifting clay blocks. As the clay transforms we are whisked away into his childlike imagination.

What do you think of Nicolson's delightful update to "Trojans"? Let us know in the comments.

'Trojans' Claymation
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