Perhaps selling out major venues from coast to coast by word of mouth, or playing festivals from Lollapalooza to Red Rocks is a sign that your electro-freak mashup outfit is doing well, but probably not as much as being endorsed by the Queen of avant electro herself; Bjork was spotted at one of their recent shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
Making their SXSW debut, The Glitch Mob are set to play 3 Austin events before heading over to key slots at this year’s Coachella and Winter Music Conference gatherings. And this May, they embark 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). Following years of triumphant official remixes for the likes of TV On The Radio and Ed Banger— The Glitch Mob and its members even held the top two spots on XLR8R’s “50 Best MP3s of 2008” over the likes of Hercules and Love Affair and the Kills—and solo releases on tastemaker labels like Planet Mu, Drink The Sea represents a musical sea change for the band. Across the album, the trio of producer/ instrumentalists Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Josh Mayer artfully craft new, futuristic sounds that take influence from numerous genres, but land in none. Then again, flipping the script comes as no surprise for the group XLR8R says are best known for both “tearing up dancefloors and confusing the hell out of anyone trying to put a label on their music.”
To get a sense of what all the fuss is about, download Glitch Mob’s latest remix of TV On the Radio’s “Red Dress”:
America, you have been warned…