The Glitch Mob Kick Off Fall Tour


Electronic-rock supergroup The Glitch Mob kicked off their nationwide fall tour last Friday with a headlining slot at Austin City Limits Festival. They'll return to ACL Fest this Friday, October 10 with a set that will be livestreamed [watch HERE at 8:45 PM CST on Channel 2]. Post-ACL, TGM will continue across the country with supporting talents The M Machine and Chrome Sparks as they unveil their rock-infused live performance to brand new cities nationwide including Houston, Kansas City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and more. Due to popular demand the trio will also return to Boston, Portland, Philadelphia and New York where they will headline their largest NYC venue to date, The Hammerstein Ballroom on November 1.  

 

This week, The Glitch Mob also announced two special New Years Eve shows: December 30 at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on December 30 as part of the Sea of Dreams NYE 2015 show [tickets HERE] and December 31 at Republic New Orleans [tickets HERE]. 

 

Following the release of their sophomore album Love Death Immortality (debuted at #13 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, was named #1 Independent Album & Dance/Electronic Album on the Billboard Charts, and has sold over 50,000 copies to date), The Glitch Mob played back-to-back sold-out shows across the nation and performed in top-billing festival slots at Ultra Music FestivalCoachellaGovernors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and more. 

 

Their sound is tricky to pigeonhole, as this trio incorporates many genres into their productions including bass, hip-hop, alt rock, industrial beats, electro, psychedelic and more. That's why comparisons are being made by the media to artists such as Nine Inch Nails(Billboard)Depeche Mode (Philadelphia Inquirer) and Black Sabbath (LA Times)

 

THE GLITCH MOB NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES

 

10/10/14 - Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin, TX

10/10/14 - Vulcan Gas Company [ACL Late Nite DJ Set] - Austin, TX

10/11/14 - House of Blues - Houston, TX

10/13/14 - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland - Kansas City, MO

10/15/14 - 7 Flags - Des Moines, IA

10/16/14 - Myth - St. Paul, MN

10/17/14 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL

10/18/14 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO

10/19/14 - Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI

10/21/14 - The LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH

10/22/14 - Royal Oak Music Hall - Royal Oak, MI

10/23/14 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA

10/24/14 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

10/25/14 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC

10/28/14 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RH

10/29/14 - House of Blues - Boston, MA

10/30/14 - State Theatre - Portland, ME

10/31/14 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA

11/1/14 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY

11/2/14 - Echostage - Washington DC

12/30/14 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - New York, NY

12/31/14 - Republic - New Orleans, LA

 

With the help of Martin Phillips at Bionic League (whose work includes live performance experience design for Daft Punk, Kaskade, Deadmau5, and Kanye West) and the music tech masterminds at Name the Machine, TGM have pushed their live production and performance to all new heights this year.  "A physical representation of the music" named The Blade joins The Glitch Mob on stage as custom-built technology allows the band to trigger samples in real-time and play them like live riffs, infusing their electronic music performance with the energy and drama of a live rock show.

Pushing Through The Pavement- The Polish Ambassador

The one of a kind Polish Ambassador recently dropped the first few tracks of his new album, Pushing Through the Pavement. His dedicated fans had high expectations for this album, and so far, they have not been disappointed. The album artwork depicts a beautiful abstract brain with unique swirling decorations, separating power lines and city pollution one on side and windmills and futuristic dome houses on the other. This artwork is a powerful visual representation of the Ambassadors philosophy and the messages contained within his music. Polish is a huge advocate for a progressive, self-sustaining society that thrives off of music, art, and creative expression. This message could not be more clear than it is in the first  tracks of Pushing Through the Pavement. Polish is strategically dropping the tracks one by one, cultivating anticipation and excitement in his fans.


Lost & Found was instantly a huge hit – he really added a unique flare to this track with the addition of wind flutes, adding another dimension to his already one of a kind up beat dance-able music. Ayla’s vocals on this track are incredible, as usual. Prayer for Rain is another track that has taken his fans by surprise – this album is incredible because his music preserves his personality and distinct personal sound, while adding a unique flare. This album is unlike any of his other stuff, each song is a piece of the story and the overall mood is far more chilled out and deeply touching.

Pushing Through the Pavement is also one of a kind because of the diverse selection of instruments that are incorporated into each track, creating a unique collaboration that has not yet been explored this deeply in the Ambassadors music.  Prayer for Rain features the beautiful elegance of violin and guitar, Wait for the One That’s Special incorporates beautiful melodies on the flute, Lost and Found is complemented by a wind flute, and Gathering of the Tribes is mostly electronic but seems to be inspired by tribal drums. All in all, each of Polish’s albums seems to build on the last. Pushing Through the Pavement is available for free on Soundcloud, check it out today!


Written By Amanda Wolf