America's got talent and beats, evidently.
All things considered — the rising cultural cachet of Flying Lotus, the crossover appeal of Baths, the insane showmanship of the Gaslamp Killer — former Low End Theory affiliates Glitch Mob have undoubtedly found the largest audience of any L.A. beat scene artist yet.
That's because last night, in an episode of America's Got Talent that racked up an estimated 10.5 million viewers, Glitch Mob's “Animus Vox” accompanied the astounding aerial acrobatics of black-light dance crew, Fighting Gravity.
What's more, it wasn't the first time. Watch the clips after the jump.
For the uninitiated (we were), Fighting Gravity is a group of Virginia Tech students who use an intensely choreographed combination of breakdancing, black lights, illusion and human puppetry to deliver their unique show.
They're also all frat boys, members of Pi Kappa Alpha, so cupping each other's asses and lifting one another into the air is just par for the course.
They've appeared on the show twice now, and twice used the music of the Mob. And they've yet to be eliminated, so expect a third to come.
Fighting Gravity performing to Glitch Mob's “Animus Vox,” in the semifinals:
Fighting Gravity with Glitch Mob's “How to Be Eaten By a Woman,” for the quarterfinals: