Don’t Get Shut Out of Glass Animals Tomorrow at Terminal 5 NightSeptember 27th, 2016
Influenced by indie rocky, synth pop and hip-hop, Drew Bayley (vocals and guitar) formed Glass Animals in Oxford, England, four years ago as a solo project, but he ended up adding childhood friends Drew MacFarlane (guitar, keys and vocals), Edmund Irwin-Singer (bass, keys and vocals) and Joe Seaward (drums) to get a bigger sound. Their first album, Zaba (stream it below), came out in 2014 to strong praise. “Every song on Glass Animals’ debut is a potential earworm. Zaba’s songs are both atmospheric and totally danceable, ideal for lazy Sunday mornings and hazy Friday nights,” according to Paste. Glass Animals (above, performing “Pork Soda” for KCRW FM) returned in August with their follow-up album, How to Be a Human Being (stream it below), which “succeeds ever step of the way,” per the Line of Best Fit. “The last memory of How to Be a Human Being is pure brilliance, and you’re forced to revisit the record every chance you get. Each listen reveals more, scrapes back another layer. You’ll get more and feel more each time you hit play.” Touring behind the new tunes, they come to Terminal 5 for two appearances this week. Thursday’s show is already sold out, but tickets still remain to catch Glass Animals tomorrow night.