Lyrics are overrated sometimes. Whenever we listen to music, however which way we listen to it, whether it be through the radio, Spotify, Apple Music, XM, or whatever other way there is to get it now, I'm guessing more than 90% of the stuff you listen to contains some artist either singing or rapping or talking on the track. But sometimes you just tryna feel the beat and roll with it. If you're tired of hearing other people spill their problems onto a song and you're just in the mood to mob to some dope instrumentals, then this group has something for you.
Usually I break down one specific album from artists on these things, but this week I'm saying screw it because I can do whatever the hell I want. Thats kinda how these guys make me feel after I listen to their music, like You know what? Fuck the norm, I'm going this way and y'all can go that way. The Glitch Mob has brought some dope beats to the table and have revolutionized the way remixing a track should be. Originating from the Los Angeles area, their music has spread worldwide and has left their fanbase constantly anticipating the next move. Justin Boreta, Edward Ma, and Josh Mayer have taken the road less traveled into the music industry, and have created a path for others to follow.
Their music sounds like something from the year 3999 with all of the electric sounds that they have created through the use of their technology driven mindset in instrumentation. They started in 2006 playing shows locally in the West Coast areas, bringing their laptops or even multi-touch screen controllers to showcase their unique style of how the sounds are formed in their minds. They actually had an instrument created just for themselves called "The Blade" which they now use at their live shows. As someone who has seen it in person, the best way I can describe it is a giant glowing piano/808 machine with lights and buttons and turntables that all three of the artists can control. Pretty freakin dope. Josh Mayer talked about the one of a kind instrument in an interview prior to the debut.
The Blade is our new instrument that we play, which also is a set piece and a visual element. We basically built it as one giant instrument. We play The Blade. All the instruments that we play are actually customized and built into it. It also houses tons of lights and it’s all been painted with tons of texture and detail. Actually, the guys that we designed it with also built huge movie sets in LA. When it came together, it was such an amazing thing. It really represents who we are and what we’re trying to say, and it’s just a functional thing that lets us play our music the way we want to play our music.
Their discography contains multiple full length albums, mixtapes, EPs, singles, and completely unique remixes to other artists songs'. Drink the Sea from 2010 was their first full length album, which created their huge following mostly through social media and the digital community. Songs such as "Drive it Like you Stole it" and "Between Two Points" had their fanbase dancing and begging for more. My personal favorite work from them is their sophomore album "Love Death Immortality" which was released in 2014 and debuted at #13 on Billboards top 200 albums. Every single song on that album is an absolute banger, and that is pretty much the best way I can sum it up. That album alone has left myself and many others highly anticipating their next moves as a collective.
My girlfriend introduced them to me way before we even got together, and I was always like Yeah this slaps but I was never like about it ya know. But once that Love Death Immortality dropped, and then I seen them in person, it was a wrap. She's the biggest The Glitch Mob fan in the entire world, and its not even close. It's always about who introduces you to new music that really sets it apart from just a website or magazine telling you. If you're reading this, then we're probably good friends, and I'm highly recommending to you that you listen to these dudes.
Here's a sick video of The Mob using The Blade live
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.