Sophomore studio album from Oxford's Glass Animals. How To Be A Human Being comes on the heels of nearly 2 years of global touring and festival stints for the electro indie poppers. The album finds the band a little road weary with the experience of being on the road. Where their debut, Zabla, pushed a certain diversity of sound, How To Be a Human Being focuses more on the eccentricities of living life. The band stays true to their sound for the most part. At times they channel Hot Chip's synthetic pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers (check the guitar riff on "Poplar St") and Mike Patton's general weirdness, but it is always through their own sonic lens. Includes the songs: "Season 2 Episode 3," "Mama's Gun," and "Agnes." Ten tracks in all. Released by Harvest on black vinyl with a download code.
- includes digital download
- music label: Harvest 2016
reviewed by Lasagna Slims 09/2016