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Glass Animals Ride in a Human Centrifuge in the “Agnes” Video

How to Be a Human Being Out Now via Harvest

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Some bands are bigger than you think they are. Case in point, British four-piece Glass Animals, who we have been covering since their early days, and are headlining shows this fall at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium (where they used to hold the Oscars). The band released their sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, almost a year ago via Harvest and have some U.S. dates this week in the run up to playing Lollapalooza. Now the band have released a video for “Anges.” Eoin Glaister directed the clip, which features frontman Dave Bayley in a human centrifuge. Check out the video below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Bayley had this to say about the song in a press release: “There are varying degrees of autobiography and my own life in each song I write…but for the most part, that stuff is buried and clouded in fiction or blended with other peoples’ lives that I’ve heard about in taxis or at parties or on the street. But there is one song that stands apart from the rest. It is the most truthful, honest, and personal story I have ever written. And that song is ‘Agnes.’”

Glaister had this to say about the video in a press release: “In searching for ways to explore the weight of grief I remembered my grandfather used to perform tests on a human centrifuge. Essentially it’s an extremely large bit of kit that spins around very quickly. As it does so it subjects its occupants to increased levels of g-force. The faster you go, the heavier you become. On the day Dave described this feeling as like having an elephant sat on his chest. It was emotional. Appropriately so.”

Read our review of How to Be a Human Being here.

Read our 2016 interview with Glass Animals here.

Read our 2016 Artist Survey interview with Glass Animals here.

Glass Animals Tour Dates:

8/2 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
8/3 - Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
8/4 - Montréal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/5 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
9/16 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
9/19 - San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
9/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
9/22 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
9/23- Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
9/25 - Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre
9/27 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
9/28 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
9/29 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
9/30 - Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! - Outdoors
10/2 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/3 - Montréal, QC@ Metropolis
10/5 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/7 - Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/9 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/12 - New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
10/13 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
10/13-15 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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