PROGRAM THE DEAD

Highlights: -Signed with Universal in 2005 -Independently released Ginger in 2007 -Ginger was produced by guitarist Nico Constantine and Alice in Chains frontman William DuVall. -Independently released Sticks and Bricks on Thanksgiving, 2007.

Tour/Performance Experience: PROGRAM THE DEAD (Los Angeles, CA) includes frontman Matt James, guitarist Nico Constantine, bassist Tom Kafafian and drummer Jimbo Easteregg. In 2005, Program the Dead signed briefly with Universal Records, releasing their self-titled debut in October. The label gave the record a “soft release”, while focusing on labelmates and fellow newcomers Hinder and 10 Years. The band left the label shortly after the release and began working on their next independent album. The band toured throughout the US and the UK for most of 2006, and began writing their new album. Press: “Reminiscent of rocks early heyday, Program the Dead revive ballsy, straight-forward rock n’ roll with a vibe long forgotten and tighten the screws to be relevant in a digital world of fleeting interests and temporary buzz.” –Kings of A&R “The future may be unwritten, but you can hedge your bets that Program the Dead will be a significant part of it. Prepare for PTD to blow your feeble little mind.” –NIPP “Like a fireball of raw power and sexual ambition, Program the Dead crackles with life.” –Decoy Music “Their music is gritty and it gets your blood pumping, like you can take on the world. And when you hear Program the Dead live, you feel as though you’ve actually seen a rock show – a rare event now.” –Lori Haught, Downtownexpress.com
Erin Michelle Brown erin@erinmichellebrown.com (760) 213-3850

2005 – Opened for HIM at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco 2005 – Toured the US with Mindless Self Indulgence 2006 – Toured the US with The 69 Eyes and Damone 2006 – Toured the US with Bloodhound Gang 2007 – Release party for Ginger at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA 2007 – South by Southwest 2007 – Interviewed by Audrina from The Hills