The Glitch Mob Return with Sophomore LP “Love Death Immortality”, Share First Single + Video + Upcoming National Tour
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED ELECTRONIC ALBUMS OF THE YEAR, THE GLITCH MOB ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM “LOVE DEATH IMMORTALITY” OUT FEBRUARY 11th
THE SUPERGROUP TRIO OF INSTRUMENTALISTS/PRODUCERS UNVEIL THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN OVER THREE YEARS, SHARING FIRST SINGLE + VIDEO “CAN’T KILL US” –
“If our last album was introverted, then the new one is definitely extroverted,” Justin Boreta explains of one of 2014’s most anticipated electronic-music albums: The Glitch Mob’s Love Death Immortality, to be released February 11th on their own Glass Air Records. Boreta represents one-third of The Glitch Mob’s core members, alongside Ed Ma (aka edIT) and Joshua Mayer (aka Ooah).
Boreta’s statement is slightly ironic, considering the thousands upon thousands of fans who connected with the group’s 2010 debut full-length album Drink The Sea – with record sales of 80,000 and counting, their last LP could hardly be associated with a word that indicates insularity. Drink… spentnumerous weeks atop the iTunes Electronic chart – and still remains in its top 10, nearly three years later, a feat nearly unheard of for any band in any given genre. In Love Death Immortality, The Glitch Mob have created the ideal follow-up to Drink The Sea that is “extroverted” and progressive in every sense of the word.
The signature instrumental motif of Love Death Immortality ultimately proves to be what Ma calls the “glory lead”: bold, screaming synth lines that generate infectious hooks straightaway. Despite its fresh approach, Love Death Immortality remains pure Glitch Mob in its essence, made clear from the album’s first single, “Can’t Kill Us” – which combines loping, 75 bpm breakbeat crunch and a speaker-shredding bass throb with rock swagger – hear the new single and watch the accompanying video HERE. Mayer says. “Of all the new songs, “Can’t Kill Us” is the perfect bridge from our past to now.” Other signature touches include the use of live instruments – from the distorted guitar feedback that launches the album’s epic opening statement “Mind of a Beast” to the floating Rhodes keys percolating the soaring, cinematic “Skytoucher.” The Glitch Mob embrace new rhythms and tempos on tracks like “Skullclub” with its pulsing sidechained synths and vocoders and “Carry The Sun,” that experiments with 4/4 cadences; meanwhile, “I Need My Memory Back” and “Fly By Night Only” incorporate fully mirror-balled disco funk.
The album’s featured vocal collaborators, all of whom are female, was a decidedly purposeful choice for The Glitch Mob. “Becoming Harmonious,” flaunts the eerie tones of Bay Area avant-darkwave chanteuse Metal Mother and abum closer “Beauty of the Unhidden Heart,” meanwhile, highlights the dreamy, ethereal voices of Pitchfork favorites Sister Crayon. The most significant collaboration comes from Aja Volkman of L.A./Vegas rockers Nico Vega, who appears on both the alluring dancefloor filler “I Need My Memory Back” and the driving uptempo anthem “Our Demons” (for which she recorded initial vocals on the tour bus while Nico Vega was on the road opening for her husband Dan Reynolds’ band, Imagine Dragons).
In an era of disposable dance-music singles, Love Death Immortality, like Drink The Sea, was refreshingly created with the intent to flow as an album – one designed to be listened to from start to finish, taking the listener on an aural voyage in the process.
The Glitch Mob is itching to take Love Death Immortality to its natural home on the stage, in all its crowd-pleasing glory, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen when The Glitch Mob kick off their biggest tour yet in March 2014. Accompanied by massive production from Martin Phillips of Bionic League – who’s developed staggering concert visuals for the likes of Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Deadmau5, expect the Mob to dominate festivals and large venues well throughout the new year. “We’re taking a more hands-on approach to the live show this time around,” says Ma. “The whole experience is going to be personally curated by us. We’re designing really cool video-interaction apps to integrate the experience, really letting the audience in on what we’re doing onstage.”
THE GLITCH MOB UPCOMING U.S. TOUR DATES:
3/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
3/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
3/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
3/15 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
3/17 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
3/18 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Hall
3/19 – Memphis, TN @Minglewood
3/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Buku Festival
3/24 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
3/25 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “CAN’T KILL US”
Preorder via iTunes HERE for Free Download of “Can’t Kill Us”