Wow. The first 5 days of tour have been quite an amazing ride.
Everything started off with a bang in Chicago -- the Double Door was sold out and it was a blast. It was the first time we played the entire album for anyone from start to finish. The crowd was along for the ride. Can't ask for anything more.
The next morning we got up early and drove to Detroit -- having never played there outside of DEMF, we weren't sure what to expect in a HUGE Majestic Theater on Sunday night during finals. Alas, Detroit came out and represented. Everyone had a blast.
Next up was Cleveland at the legendary Grog Shop. It was a rainy Monday night and there was a Cavaliers game, so the fact that people came out was very cool. There's something so special that happens in the small venues in towns we've never been before.
We got up early and drove to Toronto and were very pleased to see a Funktion One sound system when we walked in the venue. Great turnout, great people, high energy -- all around wonderful show, on the smallest stages we've ever played on. I almost tripped Ed a few times he was rocking out so hard.
Right after the show hopped in the van and drove to Boston to make it to sound check on time. At around 4PM we arrived, completely zonked out after driving all night in shifts. It was a special show because it's Ed's hometown and it was the first time his parents saw us play. It was HOT in the venue too -- we were all sweating bullets. The Middle East is such a cool venue -- it has a classic basement feel to it. Something about the big walls of speakers and low ceilings that just makes the place pop. Our computer crashed for the first time during the Krazy Baldhead remix. Somehow it happend right on beat though, which was kind of cool. It was probably the heat that crashed it, but it's hard to say.
NYC tomorrow night. It's our first show here in a while and it's in the biggest venue we've ever played here. Exciting! Check the event page here
Among the The Glitch Mob's material from the live performances on their Drink the Sea Tour is the band's remix of French electro producer Krazy Baldhead's "The 4th Movement." At nearly 9 minutes long, this reconfiguration takes the listener on a winding ride of pounding basslines, unexpected sounds, and thick drum sequences. The remix is now available as a free download for The Glitch Mob family. Click the (share) button to help spread the word.
The Drink the Sea tour is underway. Big thanks to all our friends that went deep with us in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and Toronto. Next up, we travel down the East Coast with Free the Robots and Deru for stops in New York, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Get connected on Twitter, Facebook, or through the iPhone app to follow along on the ride.
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