New Orleans - GRAMMY U SoundChecks with Glass Animals
Photo: Pooneh Ghana
Join fellow GRAMMY U New Orleans members for a sound check and conversation with Glass Animals!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (time subject to change)
RSVP Required*. Open to GRAMMY U Student Members Only. Space is limited and RSVPs will be processed on a first, come first served basis.
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About Glass Animals:
Glass Animals continue to demonstrate why they are one of the true global breakthrough artists of 2016/17. ‘How To Be A Human Being’ was released at the end of August 2016 via Harvest Records. They have now amassed well over 365 million total audio and visual streams, nearly 3 million monthly Spotify listeners and sold over 800,000 albums worldwide since their debut, obliterating all expectations created by first album Zaba’s word of mouth buzz.
The band have had phenomenal live years in 2016 and 2017, selling out their entire UK, EU, AUS and US tours and notable festival performances including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Panorama and Lollapalooza. They have also had TV appearances in the UK on Later With Jools Holland, and in the US with the Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
‘How To Be A Human Being’ is about people. Many of lead singer, songwriter and producer Dave Bayley’s lyrical ideas came from live recordings of people saved on Dave’s phone, as though he’d been operating as some sort of roaming journalist all this time. “I try to sneakily record people, and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People say the strangest shit when they don’t think they’re ever gonna see you again...and sometimes they’ll break your heart with the saddest, most touching stories.” The voice notes sparked ideas for characters that Dave developed, writing an album like a TV screenwriter might approach a script. “I’d obsess over what they ate, where they lived, what their furniture looked like, what they wore,” he laughs. “Some of it’s quite autobiographical but said through the eyes of someone else.” Having built up a devoted cult following on debut Zaba, ‘How To Be A Human Being’ has catapulted
Glass Animals into the mainstream consciousness. From the depths of ‘Agnes’ to the danceable humor of ‘Life Itself’, ‘How To Be A Human Being’ is a zeitgeist-leaning, intrepid exploration into what makes us all tick, told from the viewpoint of four guys who have experienced life in its most extreme and unexpected form for the past two years. It doesn’t just connect with your feet - it connects with your brain, your heart, your soul.
‘How To Be A Human Being’ is a multi-layered, nuanced album that uniquely splices together 40 years of sonic history in a way that’s emphatically forward-sounding. In the characters and themes explored, the record creates a world for fans to inhabit. With every listen comes further insight, not just into Glass Animals’ universe but the human condition itself.
Glass Animals is Dave Bayley, Edmund Irwin-Singer, Drew MacFarlane and Joe Seaward.