by E.P Pirt II, ELCO Staff Writer
On the heels of their wildly successful sophomore LP, Love Death Immortality, The Glitch Mob have made a name for themselves as one of the hottest acts of 2014. The album has reached numerous milestones, including #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Independent Album, #1 Dance/Electronic Album, and the #4 Digital Album. Additionally, the debut single Can’t Kill Us has already received over 1 million views on YouTube and is featured in the trailer for Sin City 2. The second single, Becoming Harmonious, ft. Metal Mother is featured in the trailer for Tom Cruise’s new movie, Edge of Tomorrow.
But it’s not just TGM’s new music that has been garnering all of the praise. Their new stage production and visual performance has been almost just as impressive.
“The Glitch Mob have enlisted the music tech masterminds, roboticists, and hackers at Name the Machine to create a custom-built technology that lets them trigger samples in real-time, and play them like live riffs. The ultimate result is a stunning electronic music performance infused with the energy and drama of a live rock show. Their stage and visual production was designed by the visonary Martin Phillips and his team at Bionic League (whose work included live performance experience design for Daft Punk, Kaskade, Deadmau5, and Kanye West), and features the addition of what The Glitch Mob lovingly refers to as the fourth member of their group and “a physical representation of the music”, named “The Blade”.” -Magnum PR
TGM recently played to massive crowds at both Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, the latter of which I was fortunate enough to attend. TGM’s set was easily one of my favorites of the weekend, so take it from me when I say you don’t want to miss them this weekend at The Fillmore in Denver. Tickets for both Friday and Saturday are still available here.