Daniel Anderson (musician)

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Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson at Bumbershoot 2010.jpg
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Robert Anderson
Born (1986-03-03) March 3, 1986 (age 35)
Bellingham, Washington, U.S.
OriginBellingham, Washington, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock
Indie rock
Years active2005–present
Associated actsIdiot Pilot
The Ghost and the Grace
Hyro Da Hero

Daniel Robert Anderson (born March 3, 1986) is an American musician and record producer, and one of the founding members of the alternative rock band Idiot Pilot and dance/electronic band Glowbug. He is a multi-instrumentalist and provides vocals.[1] Anderson also contributes a track, without a moniker, to the Pacific Northwest electronic music compilation titled "Cumulous".[2]


In 2010, Anderson officially held the fifth highest score ever recorded on Nintendo's Tetris.[3] He has a brief cameo in the season 8 episode of CSI: New York, "Kill Screen", which is about competitive gaming.[4]

Recently, Anderson recorded guitar on rapper Hyro Da Hero's upcoming album, Birth, School, Work, Death. The Ross Robinson (producer of At the Drive-In, Slipknot, Korn, Glassjaw, Norma Jean, The Blood Brothers) produced album also features Paul Hinojos (of at the Drive-In, Sparta, The Mars Volta), Mark Gajadhar and Cody Votolato (of The Blood Brothers).[5][6]

On October 14, 2010, Anderson released an EP of electronic and dance music under the moniker, Glowbug.[7]

In late 2013, Anderson announced a musical collaboration with Lourdes Hernández of Russian Red, called Spectorize.[8]


With Idiot Pilot[edit]

Studio albums

With The Ghost and the Grace[edit]

Studio albums

With Glowbug[edit]

Studio albums

  • Mr. Plastic (2011)
  • Suit of Swords (2012)
  • Wordless (2014)
  • Headhunters (2015)
  • Fantasma Del Tropico (2017)
  • Weezing (2018)
  • Vampire Empire (2020)

With Ancient Lasers[edit]

Studio albums

  • You In The Future (2013)
  • In Quicksand (2015)
  • Artifact Wavs (2016)
  • No Photos on God Mode (2018)


  1. ^ "Idiot Pilot: You Hear It First". mtv.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  2. ^ "Clickpop Records Store". Clickpop. Retrieved February 29, 2008.
  3. ^ "Twin Galexiest: Tetris". Twin Galexies. Archived from the original on July 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  4. ^ "CSI: NY Tackles the Deadly World of Competitive Gaming in the Cleverly-Titled "Kill Screen"". Kotaku.com. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "How Long To Sing This Song?: Hyro Lewis And The News". Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "The Gajamaniac | Line Out | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  7. ^ Glowbug continues to release music almost every half-year.How Long To Sing This Song?: Glowbug EP!
  8. ^ "Spectorize Official". Spectorize. Archived from the original on February 8, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2013.

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