Social Studies‘ debut album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, is a hit, with some great new reviews rolling in, including a choice entry over at All Music Guide, to wit: “An epic flair that suggests Ben Hur transformed into an indie pop operetta.” Whoah.
The album has also made editor’s picks over at digital retailers iTunes and 7digital (I might add that for a limited time, you can pick up a high quality MP3 version at 7Digital for under $7!) as well as indie mail order super store, Insound. Of course, you can also grab a copy right here at the Antenna Farm store. Orders ship next day, and come with a free poster. And for a limited time, we’re offering a 15% discount on ALL purchases through the AF store, just enter promo code “windup” at checkout! So if you haven’t yet, head on over to the AF Store!
But Social Studies have not just produced a great album, they are also an excellent live act. To put it succinctly, they are ace bunny-killers and tougher than leather. And you can quote us on that. While getting ready for a full US tour in October, the band is playing their All Ages record release party in San Francisco this Saturday (August 7th) at the Rickshaw Stop with local heroes Maus Haus, 60 Watt Kid, and Montra. This show will likely sell out, so get advance tix here. For more info on the show, and to see which of your friends are already going, check the Book of Faces.
Social Studies will follow up the show this Saturday with a short run up and down the West Coast, including a couple of stops at some of our fave record stores for in-store performances (check out Millennium Music in Portland, and Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles!). If you have not yet checked this band live, drop what you’re doing, change your plans, and get on it! Tour dates below!
Social Studies August Dates
Aug 7 Rickshaw Stop – CD RELEASE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (All Ages!) San Francisco, California
Aug 12 Downtown Independent Los Angeles, CA
Aug 12 Origami Records In-store Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13 Mime School Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14 HEARDfest @ LA State Park + Junction Block Los Angeles, CA
Aug 17 Rotture Portland, OR
Aug 19 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
Aug 20 In-Store @ Music Millennium (@6pm!) Portland, OR
Aug 20 Backspace Portland, OR
Aug 22 Rock Make Street Festival (@2pm!) San Francisco, CA
Aug 23 The Hub Sacramento, CA
Oct 2010 National Tour – Dates announced soon UNITED STATES