Spring Weekend Artist Profile: The Glitch Mob
Originally formed in 2006, The Glitch Mob got its start as a five-member electro group based in the city of Los Angeles. As part of L.A.’s burgeoning bass-driven ‘beat’ scene, the group quickly gained notoriety for its incredible live performances and use of multi-touch sound devices to remix popular songs on stage. Though they spent much of their early days touring up and down the West Coast, the group now performs at electronic music festivals around the world and will be touring all across the country later this year. Their first album, Drink the Sea, debuted on the iTunes electronic music chart at #5, and their single “Drive It Like You Stole It” was listed as number two on XLR8R magazine’s list of top downloads of 2010.
Six years after its inception, the group may be short two members, but edlT, Boreta, and Ooah, the Mob’s three remaining stars, continue to kill every live show they can get their hands on. All you need to do is take a look at their live set from ULTRA last year to understand just how epic Saturday’s performance will be. For the record, any group that performs from inside a three-story tower of light and sound automatically has my stamp of approval. Now, throw an epilepsy-inducing laser show and 3,000 inebriated college students into the equation and you really have a recipe for success.
So sit back, indulge your vices, and remember Spring Weekend only happens once a year.
You better put on your rage hat.