Category: Social Studies

Happy New Year! Celebrate 2014 with 25% Off Everything in the AF Store!

Duck DerpYeah, 2013 probably wasn’t a year everyone wants to remember, but there were a few high points, no? Sure, shit got weird out there, but hey! Social Studies played Outside Lands! Dana Falconberry did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR! And The Blank Tapes released the amazing Vacation LP and played the Carson Daly show! Foxtails Brigade did a NYC residency! We totally blew up SXSW! And around here, Antenna Farm welcomed a new member to the family and it’s been real good.

Nonetheless, I know everyone is ready to put 2013 behind us and ring in 2014 with extreme prejudice!

We’re there too. And to help ring in the new year, we are offering 25% off EVERYTHING in the Antenna Farm Store for the entire month of January!

Just enter promo code “2014” when you check out, and every CD & LP in your cart will be 25% OFF!

So get yourself over and pick out some of the tunes that your thoughtless friends and family failed to get you for Christmas/Haunnaka/Kwanzaa! Buy Early, Buy Often! And remember….when you think  no-one else loves you, just remember…AF has got you on speed-dial, baby.

Social Studies announce November Residency at SF’s Brick & Mortar!

After a couple of months laying low following their appearance at the Outside Lands festival, Social Studies have announced a residency at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar for the month of November. Starting November 4th and each following Monday during the month they will take over the inner mission venue with specially curated lineups presented by SF institutions The Bay Bridged, The Bold Italic, Mission Mission.

Even better? These shows are 18+ and have a low door price of only $6! Check it!

Social Studies November Residency

The Bay Bridged Presents
Social Studies, Upstairs Downstairs (LP Release), Tartufi
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 4, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

The Bold Italic Presents
Social Studies, Cannons and Clouds, Mornings (members of Port O’Brien, Rogue Wave, Social Studies)
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 11, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

Mission Mission Presents
Social Studies, Foli (members of Social Studies, Record Release), The Tropics
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 18, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

Spinning Platters Presents
Social Studies, Ash Reiter, The She’s
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
November 25, 2013
9pm, $6 (18+)

Social Studies – Away For The Weekend EP now on iTunes!

Social Studies - Away For The WeekendSocial Studies have just wrapped a 6 week US tour, with several weeks supporting Ramona Falls on the east coast and the south, a week’s worth of shows at SXSW, and a run up to the Treefort Fest mainstage this past weekend.

Perfect timing then, for the release of a new EP for their hit song, Away For The Weekend! Featuring the title track plus three great remixes of Terracur and Away For The Weekend by Painless (from of Montreal, Yip Deceiver, and Sugar & Gold), Ellie Herring, and Skeleton Hands. Available now on iTunes, Spotify, and more!


Listen to Away For The Weekend, original mix below:


SXSW Wrap-Up!

The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes

Social Studies

Social Studies

Yup, that was great. A big thanks to everyone who came out to spend some time in Austin with us, we had a great time chasing around Social Studies, The Blank Tapes, Dana Falconberry, and the brand new project from Agent Ribbons‘ front-woman Natalie Ribbons: Tele Novella. Also a special thanks to the amazing Body Parts and So Many Wizards, who were kind enough to join us on our SXSW showcase last week at Valhalla.

Tele Novella

Tele Novella

Dana Falconberry

Dana Falconberry

And we had some nice words come in from the various press who came out: Social Studies reminded a Vice correspondent that he was, in fact, here for the music, likening them to Beach House jamming with Ratatat. The New York TimesJon Pareles raved about Dana Falconberry: “Her music is gentle yet intricate: a rusticated chamber music using banjo, cello, and staggered, contrapuntal vocal harmonies with the other women in her band, in songs full of wordless interludes that unfurled a skein of possibilities.” And Ann Powers of NPR called The Blank Tapes one of her picks for SXSW: “I actually really liked Blank Tapes, they were kind of a bent version of 60′s pop and they were really fun.”


So, yeah. Thanks again to everyone, and we’ll see you next year!


Antenna Farm at SXSW 2013!

Antenna Farm Presents SXSW 2013It’s that time of year again, when we make our annual pilgrimage to Austin, TX for more new music, yellow beer, and breakfast tacos than you can shake a stick at.

And we are pleased to be presenting an official SXSW party at the very cool Valhalla bar on Tuesday, 3/12 starting at 8pm. Here’s the details:

Tues, March 12th

Antenna Farm Records Presents SXSW 2013

So Many Wizards (1am)
Social Studies (12mid)
The Blank Tapes (11pm)
Dana Falconberry (10pm)
Body Parts (9pm)
Agent Ribbons (8pm)

@ Valhalla – 710 Red River St.  Austin, TX 78701

RSVP via Facebook HERE.
*RSVP does not guarantee entry.

This is an official event, so wristbands and badges get priority entrance, though there will be a limited number of tickets sold at the door. First come, first serve! Stay tuned for cool vinyl giveaways and free passes courtesy of our friends at Applauze!

It being SXSW, AF bands have picked up some other unofficial events during the week in Austin, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch them play. Here’s a list of what we’ve got so far!
Social Studies

Tues. 3/12 – 1pm – Morning After Party @ the Haus of Hipstamatic – 509 Brushy St.
Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St.
Tues. 3/12 – 12mid – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 3:45pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Fri. 3/15 – time TBA – East Side Tone Sessions  – 301 Chicon
Sat. 3/16 – 1:30pm -  Paste Magazine’s Stage on 6th -  508 E. 6th
Sat. 3/16 – 3pm -  Nubase Booking Presents at the Nook Amphiteater -  309 E 6th St.
Sat. 3/16 – 5pm – Charm School Vintage -  2109 E Cesar Chavez St.

The Blank Tapes

Tues. 3/12 – 4pm – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 11pm – Antenna Farm Presents @ Valhalla – 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ The Liberty – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 1pm – Manicfest Destiny III @ Rusty’s – 405 E. 7th St.
Thurs. 3/14 – 5:45pm – Riot Act/Mint Records Present @ Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1104 E 6th St
Thurs. 3/14 – 11:15pm – Austin Psych Fest Levitation Event @ Hotel Vegas – 1500 E 6th St
Fri. 3/15 – 3:20pm – Psychedelic Pig Roast – 911 E. 2nd St.
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm -  Pop Press International Presents @ The New Movement – 616 Lavaca St.

Dana Falconberry

Tues. 3/12 – 5pm – No Play Music Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Tues. 3/12 – 10pm – Antenna Farm Showcase @ Valhalla- 710 Red River (Official SXSW showcase)
Wed. 3/13 – 2:15pm – BTR & Austinist Present @ Liberty Bar – 1618 1/2 E. 6th St.
Wed. 3/13 – 6pm – DeliRadio Party @ J Blacks 710-B W. 6th St. (solo performance)
Thurs. 3/14 – 2pm – Riot Act Party @ Cheer Up Charlies – 1104 E. 6th
Fri. 3/15 – 7am – KUT Morning Broadcast @ The Four Seasons
Fri. 3/15 – 2pm – OVRLD Party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – 506 West Ave.
Fri. 3/15 – 3:30pm – @ Mugshots (acoustic performance) – 407 E 7th St
Fri. 3/15 – 5pm – Pop Press International Party & SideOneTrackOne Present @ Sidebar 602 E. 7th
Sat. 3/16 – 4:30pm – Good Danny’s Party @ The Parish Underground – 214 E 6th St
Sat. 3/16 – 6pm – The Party That Fell To Earth @ Maison D’Etoile 2109 E Cesar Chavez
Sat. 3/16 – 12mid – Nine Mile Records Showcase @ Brass House – 115 San Jacinto Blvd.

So yeah, are you ready? We’ll see you in Austin!!

Antenna Farm at Noise Pop 2013!

Spring is just around the corner, and here in the Bay Area, that means the return of one of our favorite local institutions, Noise Pop!

Yes, Noise Pop starts this week in San Francisco, and there are some great shows to check out, Yacht, Toro Y Moi, !!!, Jason Lytle, Rogue Wave… yeah, good times.

In particular, we’d like to draw your attention to the 4 shows that Antenna Farm artists will be playing…and at some of our favorite local venues to boot! The Blank Tapes, Emily Jane White, Social Studies and Dana Falconberry are all swinging through town so be sure to check it out. BTW, all of these shows are likely to sell out, so get your tix now!

Wed, Feb 27

Social Studies (w/ Ramona Falls) @ Brick & Mortar
Tickets HERE.

The Blank Tapes @ The Hemlock
Tickets HERE.


Fri, March 1

Emily Jane White (w/ Damian Jurado) @ The Chapel
Tickets HERE.


Dana Falconberry (w/ Radar Bros. & Califone) @ Cafe Du Nord
Tickets HERE.


Social Studies release video for Still Life!

Noise Pop officially announced Social Studies‘ Brick & Mortar show (Wed Feb 27 & for more details, check here ) and the band is still adding a few dates to their US tour with Ramona Falls (San Diego on 2/24 just added!).

In the meantime, they have presented us with a new video! Still Life is a slow burn that drives to an aching and heavy emotional release: “We’re ending this tonight!” and is one of our favorite cuts on their new album, Developer.

The video is a cool animated short, created by Murder Doll House Films. Check it out below!


Social Studies announce US Tour Dates with Ramona Falls!

Social Studies - DarkWoodsMan, there are a lot of plans coming together right now, and we’re liking the way 2013 is looking so far.

First up, Social Studies have a bunch of tour dates to announce! Their new album Developer is racking up some of the best initial iTunes sales of any of AF’s releases to date…no surprise to us, since it’s just that good. If you haven’t checked it out yet, head over to Soundcloud, we’ve got a couple of Social Studies cuts (Terracur & Away For The Weekend) on our Antenna Farm 2012 Roundup Mix. You will thank me, friend.

But back to the business at hand. Social Studies are teaming up with Portland friends Ramona Falls for a set of dates spanning the US of A. To boot, they’re adding on some more dates at either end of the run just to make sure that nobody is left in the cold this winter. Yes, you will be taken care of. Because we love you.

 Social Studies Winter Tour

01.25.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace
01.26.13 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin w/The Donkeys
02.06.13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
02.07.09 – Denver, CO @ Local 46 (early show!)
02.09.13 – Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter
02.10.13 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
02.12.13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
02.13.13 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor*
02.14.13 – Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge*
02.15.13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
02.16.13 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt*
02.18.13 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
02.19.13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
02.20.13 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk*
02.22.13 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
02.23.13 – Tempe, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
02.24.13 – San Diego, CA @ Kensington Club*
02.25.13 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
02.26.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg*
02.27.13 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar (Noise Pop)*
03.01.13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
03.02.13 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern*

* w/ Ramona Falls


2012 Roundup Antenna Farm Playlist!

What a year! Antenna Farm had a really exciting 2012, and we were privileged to bring you new sounds from Agent Ribbons, Dana Falconberry, Social Studies, Emily Jane White, Bart Davenport and Papercuts.

Every year we look back and reflect on how lucky we are to work with such a talented set of artists, and this year may have been our best one yet. So as you prepare for the full holiday onslaught, take a quick break with some of our favorite tracks from 2012. Don’t forget, all of these titles are available on iTunes, and of course Vinyl & CDs are available from these artists at the AF store, and are priced 20% off through the end of the year with the promo code ‘BLOCK20‘ at checkout! Happy Holidays!

Social Studies head North!

Social Studies ChainlinkSocial Studies continue to make waves with their new LP, Developer, climbing the CMJ charts, garnering iTunes features worldwide,  and starting to appear on year-end lists.

No better time then to make a run up to the North West for a short string of dates! The band starts with a show this Wednesday at San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar presented by Communion SF.  From there it’s on to Portland, Seattle and Olympia, wrapping with a second stop in Portland next Wednesday night.


Social Studies NW Dates

12/5 – Brick & Mortar, SF, CA

12/9 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

12/10 – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA

12/11 – The Northern, Olympia, WA

12/12 – Bunk Bar, Portland, OR

And yeah, I know we say this a lot, but this band is amazing live, so if you’re on this route, drop your plans and get down to the gig! You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss it!


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