The Glitch Mob debut first single ahead of new album, ‘See Without Eyes’

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The Glitch Mob unveiled their first single since the release of 2014’s Love Death Immortality, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s independent albums chart. The release comes with an immersive new music video produced by Strangeloop Studios, the same creative force behind the live shows if artists like Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Pharrell, The Weeknd and Zeds Dead, among many others. The video’s thematic focus on self discovery is wonderfully elucidated by the creator’s futuristic graphics and animations.

The single is the first from the group’s forthcoming album, titled See Without Eyes. The trio also recently announced a massive world tour, with dates in nearly every major US city.

The Glitch Mob are set to embark on a pretty insane world tour with The Blade 2.0

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Following a prolonged hiatus, The Glitch Mob, LA-based trio Boreta (Justin Boreta), edIT (Edward Ma), and Ooah (Joshua Mayer), have returned refreshed and ready to take on a monumental 36-date world tour in 2018, including a slew of festival stops in North America.

Coming off the success of their 2014-2015 tour, featuring the distinctive custom stage creation dubbed The Blade, The Glitch Mob now announce The Blade 2.0, a meticulously designed offspring setup powered by Dell and suited to the sonic needs of the three members. Acting as an instrument in itself, with every part custom-made, The Blade 2.0 aims to break the disconnect between performer and the crowd to create a truly immersive experience. Everything has been flipped around so the crowd can see what the group are playing in real time. The custom stage is the work of pioneering set designer Martin Phillips — the man behind Daft Punk’s legendary Pyramid on their iconic Alive tour, who has also worked with Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

If there’s anything The Glitch Mob is known for, it’s a fondness for not rushing great art. Still, fans are patiently awaiting the trio’s next album in the four years since their last LP, Love Death Immortality.

Los Angeles-based synth-pop artist Elohim and Montreal’s Anomalie will accompany the trio on tour for several dates. Tickets can be found on The Glitch Mob’s official website. Pre-sale tickets are available now using the code TGM2018. Public on-sale begins Friday, February 23, 2018.

Lightning in a Bottle drops off diverse 2018 lineup

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Bradley, California’s uniquely immersive festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has revealed the first phase of its 2018 musical line-up, set to take place May 23–28.

In an increasingly monotonous festival market, LiB defines itself in defying the norm. The festival’s forward-thinking curation has presently landed a diverse array of acts from Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, to Zhu, GriZ, Fever Ray, The Glitch Mob, Sofi Tukker, TOKiMONSTA, Modeselektor (DJ Set), Emancipator, Nicole Moudaber, The Black Madonna, and more.

Lightning in a Bottle’s strive for diversity in its programming can be best summed in music director and co-founder Jesse Flemming’s words:

“We’re definitely not trying to play the same game we are seeing with all the massive festivals these days when we book our music programming. Forget the big names you can see at 10 other festivals this year. For us the goal is to craft a musical playlist that will perfectly guide people along the experience we’re trying to create. We book each stage to be its own separate journey on any given day and we try to diversify it as much as possible so when you’re wandering around during the weekend you can always find something just right for you. This has been our goal since day one and it continues to shape how we book today.”

More information and tickets to Lightning in a Bottle, which go on-sale January 18 at 10 am PST, are available here.

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150+ artists sign petition in support of net neutrality protests

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More than 150 artists, actors, and musicians have penned a letter endorsing the hundreds of protests set to take place today at cell service providers and congressional offices nationwide.

Tom Morello, Incubus, Evangeline Lilly, Bassnectar, Against Me!, Alyssa Milano, Michael Stipe (REM), Wil Wheaton, Talib Kweli, Gramatik, Graham Nash, The Glitch Mob, Downtown Boys, Speedy Ortiz, STS9, and Anti-Flag are among the letters signatories, which includes artists from nearly every genre and artistic medium.

“We support the people from across the political spectrum protesting across the country on December 7,” reads the letter, “and we echo their call for our members of Congress to do their jobs and take action to stop the FCC vote that’s planned for December 14.”

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should not be allowed to selectively speed up or slow down internet services in exchange for monetary compensation.

See the letter and a full list of signers here.

H/T: Fight for the Future

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