"The Earth Program is about to blow the roof off the Chicago music scene."
-Loud Loop Press
"After only a few minutes into the album, I feel as though I am floating..This is a rare and special find."
"A welcome relief after all the drivel that comes out of the radio otherwise. "
-Annah Hackett, The Phoenix
"Earth Program is pop enough to be bearable and strange enough to keep things interesting."
-Joe Cislo, 3hive
“If you’ve never heard of Earth Program, you’re missing out!"
-Richard Giraldi, Loud Loop Press
Somewhere beyond the outer twilight…
The Earth Program is a multimedia cross-genre indie rock band based out of Chicago, IL
and the fictional universe of Obbityville.
Describing their sound as "atomic rawk, stoner pop, mama jama, retro spooky, space punk", Earth Program's highly engergetic live performances noteable for stage antics, costumes, and projected visuals have stirred quite a buzz in the local music & art communities over the past few years.
Earth Program's musical & visual asethetic is influenced by bands and elements of retro pop culture, such as: The Beatles, Ramones, Nirvana, Pixies, Arcade Fire, RadioHead, Flaming Lips, Joy Division, Neutral Milk Hotel, Polaris, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, The Twilight Zone, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
"INVADE!" is the debut album by Earth Program. It was officially released January 29th 2010. INVADE! was self-recorded, produced, released, and distributed by the band through their home based D.I.Y. label, Tastee Records.
Gig & Performance highlights:
04/26/09 Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
02/10/10 Double Door (opened for POLYSICS from Japan) – Chicago, IL
06/12/10 Bottom Lounge (opening for The Fleshtones) – Chicago, IL
06/27/10 Pride Fest – Chicago, IL
09/17/10 Beloit College - Beloit, WI
03/26/11 Fordham University - Bronx, NY
05/01/11 Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
05/06/11 North Central College - Naperville, IL
05/28/11 Chic-a-go-go - studio performance - Chicago, IL
07/02/11 ObbityFest 2011 - Obbityville, IL
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