Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor. Rather than unstructured guitar noodling punctuated by intermittent cosmic word-soup poetry, the Oxford (U.K., not Ohio) quartet carefully executes a sonic blueprint that mashes up elements of Trip Hop, Psychedelia, Electronica and Soul with an avant-garde sense of studio experimentalism and a chart-topping producer’s perfectionist streak.
Originally a one-man bedroom project of Dave Bayley’s, Glass Animals became a full-fledged band with the addition of three of Bayley’s oldest friends; Drew MacFarlane, Joe Seaward and Edmund Irwin-Singer. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
See Glass Animals with GabrielGarzón-Montano Tuesday at Taft Theatre (Ballroom). More info/tickets: tafttheatre.org .