Words by Elie Reiss

As the electronic scene is becoming more saturated than ever, ’s originality and use of technology has filling up their shows throughout the country. The trio has developed quite the reputation through the years for stellar performances and have continued to push their on-stage production to new heights. Their stage and visual wizardry is designed by the visionary Phillips at Bionic League (whose work includes performance experience design for , , , ). They also enlisted the masterminds, roboticists, and at Name to create an innovative and completely unique performance technology platform. Among the myriad innovations unveiled on the tour is custom-built technology that lets trigger in real-time, and play them like live riffs, infusing their electronic music performance improvisation, and the energy and drama of a live rock show.

played two sets at raving reviews from and critics alike as their new visual setup is a spectacle to be seen. Coming off this all-star performances in the desert, continued on their musical-conquest of the west coast as they had a special two-night stop at ’s . The show began with a bass heavy version of “Drive It Like You Stole It.” This song really flexed the muscles of what their sound system was capable of and what to expect of the night going forward.

Their beat pad consoles were lit up in a matching bright red which emphasized the violet in the ’s chandeliers while their massive drums’ color matched the background screen which gave a star trek-esque feel throughout the show. It felt as if The was able to control the crowd in the same way they beat their massive alien drums and strummed their beat pads, although it did not seem as if they did as much on stage compared to the years when they were a group of five with founding member, , and former member, Kitty-D. The two left the group over “creative differences” leaving the current to consist of (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and (Josh Mayer). Nonetheless, the new live drumming gave an epic element to the show that made the crowd unable to look away.

Their set was an appropriate, balanced array of old tracks and fresh material. Tracks like “Animus Vox” and “Fortune Days” from their 2010 album Drink the Sea were brought together with less known songs from their new album, Love Death Immortality. As Love Death Immortality enters it’s third month in circulation, the album continues to receive recognition and prestigious-reviews from critics around the globe. The highly-anticipated sophomore debuted at #13 on ’s Top 200 Chart and was named #1 Albums, #1 Dance/Electronic Albums, and #4 Digital Albums on each of the respective charts. The most notable song from this album is their heavy remix of their widely popular “West Coast Rock” which added a way to hook longtime fans and bring in new ones as well. With the second leg of their tour about to begin and their loyal fan-base (known as “The Mob”) growing bigger each day, The are well on their way to becoming a household name.

Glitch Mob Live April 25, 2014


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