THE GLITCH MOB ANNOUNCE NATIONWIDE TOUR AND DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE DRINK THE
Selling out major venues from coast to coast simply by word of mouth, The Glitch Mob has become a
festival favorite, rocking crowds from Lollapalooza to Red Rocks to upcoming key slots at Coachella and Ultra with
their visceral, innovative performances. "Pairing the richness and headiness of the best dance music with the head-nodding backbeats of hip-hop, they only aim to move you, and they by and large succeed," raved the Los Angeles
Times. And this spring, the L.A.-based trio embarks on their first full nationwide tour in support of The Glitch
Mob's debut album release Drink The Sea, due May 25 on the band's own Glass Air label.
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Drink The Sea represents The Glitch Mob's transformation up from the underground into a more widescreen vision: from the
cryptic cover art (courtesy Sonny Kay, famed for his work with Mars Volta) to the kaleidoscopic dimension of the
music inside, Drink The Sea evokes a voyage into the unexpected—including sonic waters previously
unexplored by the band itself.
Indeed, Drink The Sea is closer to an atmospheric soundscape journey like Dark Side Of The Moon — if only
that Pink Floyd classic was as furiously rhythmic. While Drink The Sea attains power and heaviness, it does
so on its own idiosyncratic terms, proving as much or more of a headphone masterpiece than straight dancefloor
burner. Throughout the album, Boreta, Ma, and Mayer artfully craft new, futuristic sounds that take influence from
numerous genres, but land in none. For one, there are the Kodo-like drums, skittering percussion, and disembodied
voices evoking Fever Ray and Sigur Ros that haunt songs like "Dream Within A Dream" and "Bad Wings." Elsewhere, songs like "We Swarm" funk into the unknown with string bass runs, live snares and undulating sunrise synths before
unleashing an all-out rhythmic attack. The album's sole full vocal track, meanwhile features the singer Swan, who
recently appeared on Eskmo and Eprom's recently released split single on Warp; however, in keeping with Drink
The Sea's vanguard spirit, The Glitch Mob aggressively manipulates Swan's dreamlike tones to become another
instrument, another texture in the album's constantly shifting, prismatic palette.
XLR8R says this about their first single 'Drive It Like You Stole It' "If this track is anything, it's an anthem. Amidst a trademark head-nodding beat heavy slap, a number of synths vie for the forefront position – like a team of buglers
announcing the coming of the beat scene’s heroes-before giving way to an arsenal of heavy percussion."
Click here to download "Drive It Like You Stole It."
Drink The Sea, meanwhile, remains a key piece of the puzzle, but not the only one: the group's live show is
where The Glitch Mob experience truly comes together. "A super-group live show that would make Daft Punk
proud. (They can count Bjork as a fan, who was spotted at one of their recent shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles)," 944 Magazine noted. One of the hardest-touring bands working today in electronic music, The Glitch Mob has
drawn sell out crowds whether on headlining jaunts in key U.S. cities or high-profile support slots for the likes of
The Prodigy and Pendulum (with whom they recently
completed an extensive U.K. tour). On the upcoming nationwide tour, The Glitch Mob will be fusing the new
material with extensive, never-before-experienced musical and visual production that pushes technology, sound
and performance to new levels. "We've always wanted our live show to be as interactive and intense as possible — more of a band experience than dudes just hiding behind their laptops," Boreta says. "Either on stage or on record,
what we do has to be totally immersive, and this new show really is. If you can't lose yourself in every aspect of it,
it's not The Glitch Mob.”
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