Through an exclusive premiere at Prog Magazine, Chicago’s dynamic progressive/alternative rock outfit, DISTRICT 97, has released an official video for “Snow Country,” a standout track from the band’s third full-length album, In Vaults, out now via Laser’s Edge.
Following its initial CD and digital release in late June, a new “hi-res” version of In Vaults is also now available, the audio delivered in 24-bit/96khz super high quality audio. With nine brand new tracks delivering over an hour of DISTRICT 97’s energetic progressive, alternative, metal, pop crossover, the immaculately produced In Vaults shows this young, diversified rock outfit in their most impressive form yet. In Vaults boasts the band’s evocative and powerful songwriting and musical deliverance, as well as a searing performance from American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt. The album was recorded at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, engineered by Chris Harden with additional engineering by Shane Hendrickson, mixed by Jeff Fox and Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic) at The Mouse House Studio, mastered by Grammy winning engineer Bob Katz, and dons stunning imagery by Björn Gooßes of Killustraitions.
Among glowing media reactions, prog/rock drum luminary Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, etc.) recently issued to DISTRICT 97 in response to their latest material, “The playing sounds uniformly dynamite and quality oozes from every pore. You’ve worked so hard on this; I wish you and the music all the success you deserve.”
View the “Snow Country” video through Prog Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.
DISTRICT 97’s last show of 2015 is set to take place on Friday, August 21st at Reggie’s Music Joint in Chicago. But the band is readying for a major bout of touring in 2016, with the booking of a run of European tour dates coming together early in the year. The trek is confirmed to include at least three shows in the UK as well as shows in Germany and The Netherlands, with a performance at Art Rock IV Festival in Reichenbach, Germany already announced for Friday, April 1st. The full routing will be announced in the months ahead.
DISTRICT 97 Live:
8/21/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Moon, The Chinese Professionals [info]
4/01/2015 Art Rock IV Festival – Reichenbach, DE