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The Glitch Mob with Phantogram and Com Truise

The Glitch Mob with Phantogram and Com Truise

Friday, July 29

Rarely does a line-up of three extraordinary electronic acts come together like this. On Friday (July 29) synthtronic three-piece the Glitch Mob will appear live with electro duo Phantogram and chillwave producer Com Truise at the Town Ballroom. The Glitch Mob is L.A.’s answer to bands from across the pond like Justice and Hot Chip, with a combination of slow rumbling rhythms, flashing synthesizer, and giant, swooping basslines. Last year the group released their debut album, Drink the Sea, their first LP since forming in 2006. Although the record was a long time coming, the band has been known for their wide variety of remixes from Coheed and Cambria, to the White Stripes, STS9, and Daft Punk. Their tour mates, Phantogram have lived a similar story, but on the opposite side of the country. Forming in 2007 in Saratoga Springs, New York, Phantogram released their own debut album in 2010. That album, titled Eyelid Movies, is a mix of Portishead-like trip-hop on tracks like “When I’m Small,” and Flaming Lips influenced psychedelic pop on songs like “Mouthful of Diamonds.” The wildcard here is Com Truise, also known as Seth Haley, a veteran producer who has worked under several aliases over his decade long career. His latest release, Galactic Melt, has been widely acclaimed critically since its release just last month, launching him to the same level as similar chillwave producers like Washed Out and Neon Indian. Don’t miss this trio of fresh electronic acts this weekend. —cory perla

Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / $17 advance, $20 day of show.

Check out the video for Com Truise’s “FairLight”