These Are My Friends

Shipping & Receiving Bar and Art Tooth Presents

These Are My Friends

Vodeo, Programme, Signals & Alibis, Wizardvizion, Soy Capaz, DJ Bilal, DJ Cotinga

Saturday, August 12, 2017

5:00 pm


This event is all ages

(pronounced "woes/whoas")

The music existed first.

Elijah had written it while Rene was doing Sons of Sierra. Ricky and Tyler were in Bummer Vacation.

Then, the blur of life bent line and color and things were not the same.

Rene remembered the music. The summer was right. Rene, Elijah, Jordan, and Chelsey started ill smiths. Thoughts of drink and smoke and laughing and the music.

Then, the blur of life bent line and color and things were not the same.

Ricky came first because it was necessary, Tyler was soon to follow. The pieces are in place, feels good, sounds good.

The music is coming to life right before our eyes.

The blur is starting to sharpen the line and color and hopefully, when we're gone, things will not be the same.
For Programm, it's been a slow build towards their debut album. Getting there meant discovering how to make music that they wanted to make, instead of music confined to genre conventions or outward expectations. The band collected influences from all over the spectrum, with stops in drone, electronic minimalism and eastern progressions, refining each sonic detail and enabling each other's intense perfectionism in the process. Programm discovered and refined their hybrid electronic-rock sound as they wrote, rewrote, recorded and rerecorded.

The band's sound refined even more as they met Alexandre Bonenfant (Metz, Crystal Castles), who helped them filter their polyglot psychedelia into dark but accessible melody-laden compositions that hit the sweet spot between Portishead, Broadcast and The Horrors. Programmed and sequenced, but also warm and full, Jacob Soma and Jackie Game's vocals bringing out the best in each other, it's a rich sound that Flare Magazine calls "highly addictive." And now that they're unleashing the fruits of their last half-decade, the band are reenergized, refocused and ready to move forward. Now embedded within the red-hot Toronto psych scene, Programm have become a live beast.
WIZARDVIZION comes from inner travels and outer limits, from light and dark and noise and silence. It also comes from Fort Worth and Los Angeles.
Venue Information:
Shipping & Receiving
201 S Calhoun St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76104