Treasury of Music #5: District 97

I still remember very precisely how I came upon District 97, my favourite Progressive Rock band of this generation. It was almost three years ago – on May 17, 2013 – when they played at Das Rind in Rüsselsheim and I did lights for them, having only briefly heard two or three songs before. It was the most fun I ever had working there (there’s video proof), trying to understand their songs on the fly and following their intricate rhythms with my lights, half of which had spontaneously decided to not be working that night.
Since then, they released a phenomenal third album and have recently undergone a lineup change. They will be on tour in Europe by the end of March and in the US in May, and I urge you to go see one of their shows – they are fantastic on CD (their last two albums were mixed by the great Rich Mouser and sound fantastic), but live they are even better!

To whet your appetite here is my playlist of favourites:

  • Snow Country
  • Death By A Thousand Cuts
  • Open Your Eyes
  • On Paper
  • Termites
  • Who Cares?
  • A Lottery
  • The Perfect Young Man
  • The Thief
  • Takeover
  • Blinding Vision