Theft of the Dial: Glass Animals, 2017 edition

Glass Animals
Glass Animals' Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
Theft of the Dial: Glass Animals (2017)
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Glass Animals have performed a couple of times in The Current studio — first in 2014 and again in 2016 — and on Sept. 27, 2017, they played a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. "It's been a ride, a very wild ride, but a good ride," Bayley says about Glass Animals' trajectory. "Three years ago, we were playing, like, some skeezy bar. Now we're at a place called the Palace, which is cool."

Before the show, Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward of Glass Animals took over the airwaves from Brian Oake and Jill Riley with a Theft of the Dial. Veterans to Theft of the Dial (they last took over in 2015), for this installment, Bayley and Seward employ the theme, "Songs that have never been played on The Current — and never will again probably." The result is a playlist that's innovative, surprising and a lot of fun.

Listen to the complete session to listen to the music, to hear about how the experience surrounding Glass Animals' first album naturally nurtured their second full-length, and hear how falling on your face can actually give rise to achieving your dreams.


Glass Animals - "Life Itself"
Jurassic Park Theme Song
William Onyeabor - "Fantastic Man"
Juana Molina - "Cosoco"
Justin Timberlake - "My Love"
Sisqó - "Thong Song"
Bilderbuch - "Spliff"
Beyoncé - "Halo"
Glass Animals song - "Agnus"


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