Four-person pop band GLASS ANIMALS was formed in 2010 and has been cooking up a unique mix of psychedelic pop, electronic, indie rock, and R&B influenced music since its inception. Vocalist Dave Bayley, drummer Drew MacFarlane, keyboard player Edmund Irwin-Singer, and bassist Joe Seaward originally intended to start a soul band but ended up forging their sound as an electronic-pop group. Check out this month's Music Alive! cover story to learn more.
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Song of the Month
Glass Animals' "Heat Waves"
Hear the Music: This monthly playlist accompanies every issue of Music Alive!
- Heat Waves Glass Animals & iann dior 2:55
- Graceland Paul Simon 4:51
- Heat Waves (Diplo Remix) Glass Animals 2:22
- Narrow Gauge Blues El Watson 2:54
- Keep On the Sunny Side The Carter Family 2:53
- Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) Jimmie Rodgers 2:57
- Foggy Mountain Top Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs With Mother Maybelle Carter 2:25
- Whitehouse Blues Charlie Poole With The North Carolina Ramblers 3:29
- Rocky Top Appalachian Pickers 1:45
- Appalachian Spring: VII. Doppio movimento Aaron Copland 3:12
- I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (From “O Brother, Where Art Thou” Soundtrack / With Band) [feat. Dan Tyminski] The Soggy Bottom Boys 4:17
- Crawdad Song Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley And Group 3:36
- College Hornpipe Mark O'Connor & Maggie O'Connor 1:59
- Mere Gully Mein Divine feat. Naezy 3:03
- Taralirada S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:32
- Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai Lata Mangeshkar 3:58
- Awaara Hoon Awaara 3:01
Also in this month's Music Alive:
Music Notes: Top 10 Rock Vocalists of all Time, First Ever Chart for Short Video Content Creators, Grand Ole Opry's 5,000th Show, More Lyrics to "Happy Birthday,"and more...
Musical Moments: Some of the many events that have impacted music throughout history
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