Glass Animals • Tumblr IRL • Los Angeles • 8/31/16

Bringing an album to life at a Tumblr IRL had yet to get THIS literal. 

The characters pictured in the Glass Animals’s new album and videos added a whole new dimension, inviting fans to be Human Beings with them. With a background of 8 bit projections from the minds of Whoopi (@whoopthis​) & Myk (@myk31​), the band (@glassanimalsband​) performed their new songs on stage in a world made from their imagination. 

Graced with some oldies, and hit hard with new music that could only make them dance, those in attendance at The Village Studios in LA didn’t just get a show. They got to truly experience the album. 

Listen to How to be a Human Being here, and check out all the art on Glass Animals’ Tumblr. OR get the damn thing on vinyl and impress your friends. 

Big thanks to the band and their brains, to Whoopi & Myk and to Ice Breakers Mints (@icebreakersunicorn​) for making this happen, to Vinyl Me Please (@vinylmeplease​) for putting Tumblr IRL art on a record (!!!), to Yours Truly (@yourstrulysf​) on production and to Spotify Sessions (@spotify​) for enshrining it in their vault so we can all enjoy a show with as much energy and passion as you’ll ever see.

We’ll let you know when that’s available. 

Photos by Ponneh Ghana (@poonehghana)


For their sophomore release, Glass Animals are pushing the conventions of album-making. It inspired us to do the same for Tumblr IRL.

Each track on How to Be a Human Being beautifully illustrates a fictional character, inspired by real people the band encountered on tour. Glass Animals have captured their personalities on Tumblr, and have enlisted longtime internet friends, Whoopi & Myk to reimagine their lives in many, but not too many, pixels.

For one night, the characters will come to life, backed by the unique sounds of Glass Animals. And with the help of these super creative minds, along with our friends at Ice Breakers mints, Vinyl Me Please and Spotify, Tumblr IRL is transcending new planes. Please join us.

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