Crowds flocked to the metro to gather for a sold-out show at Myth Friday night. Glass Animals, the non-genre-conforming band from Oxford, is no stranger to performing in the Twin Cities. Beginning at 7th St Entry and The Cedar two years ago, to a sold-out show at First Avenue’s Mainroom last summer, they returned to play another sold-out show at Myth in celebration of their new album, How To Be A Human Being.
Friday’s show created a packed-like-sardines effect for the crowd, though it didn’t ruin the peanut butter vibes. Glass Animals was there to make you dance and make sure you were feeling good, from beginning to end. They didn’t waste time with chitchat, and jumped into one poppy, electro, and funky jam after another.
Even if you’re not familiar with the band, you might still know with the sound. It’s not uncommon to hear “Life Itself,” “Gooey,” or “Youth” on 89.3 The Current, or playing in the background at favorite local breweries and other late-night hangout destinations.
Glass Animals’ success has skyrocketed over the last two years, though the Twin Cities have continued to play host to them throughout their journey. Their latest album, How To Be A Human Being, is about people they’ve met during this journey, from a taxi driver, to someone waiting outside of a show. After they've had a few tour stops here, you can’t help but wonder if maybe...just maybe, a fellow Minnesotan was the inspiration for one of those songs?