Tag: CMJ

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!

 

Agent Ribbons release Coney Island video for Jamaica and the Wishing Shrine!

Agent Ribbons - Let Them TalkAgent Ribbons spent all of October on tour, including a bunch of days in New York for CMJ. Towards the end of their stay in the Big Apple, Natalie and Lauren headed out to Coney Island with their friend Jason Hood, who brought with them his trusty Super 8 camera. Once there they got to work shooting footage for a new video.

Of course they had no idea that Hurricane Sandy would roll through just days later, devastating the Brooklyn landmark and forever changing the local landscape.

Jamaica and the Wishing Shrine is a wistful and dreamy ballad from the band’s new EP, Let Them Talk. And the Super 8 format, with it’s ersatz home-movie feel, perfectly match the lyrical themes of nostalgia and a hints of sadness for a friend who has moved on.

All the more poignant then, as plans to rebuild Coney Island will offer an excuse for developers to tear out as much of the old-timey charm as they can, replacing it with generic new seafront attractions. Goodbye hotdog stand, hello Applebee’s.

So enjoy this video from Agent Ribbons, a snapshot of the classic Coney Island that may have been lost forever.

 

 

Jamaica And The Wishing Shrine by Agent Ribbons

Social Studies in NYC: CMJ and More!

Social StudiesHey, if you’re in NYC for CMJ, we’ve got a couple of Social Studies shows you should check out!

Thursday night (October 21st), Social Studies play their official CMJ showcase at the swanky Alphabet Lounge in Manhattan (104 Avenue C). This is an early show, they play at 7, so be sure to get there early!

Friday afternoon you can catch them at the Levi’s Pop-Up store in Manhattan (secret show!! SHHH!)

Then on Saturday (October 23rd) the band decamps to Brooklyn for a loft show at the decidedly-not-swanky Dead Herring (141 S. 5th St., Brooklyn) a cool new spot that is super convenient to the G, JMZ and L lines.

Social Studies put on a great show and these are definitely worth adding to your CMJ calendar. And if you haven’t yet checked out their new album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, grab a copy here!

Social Studies announce US tour, CMJ Show!

Social StudiesSocial Studies play in Berkeley this Saturday before embarking on a US tour out to NYC to play their first CMJ showcase. It’s followed by a swing through the south, down to Athens and then a quick run back through the rockies, wrapping up in SF in early November.

Their debut album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, continues to get strong college radio airplay across the country, and for those of you outside of the Bay Area who haven’t seen this band’s electrifying live show, this is your chance.

Grab your copy of Wind Up Wooden Heart at your favorite local record store or right here at the Antenna Farm Store, and be sure to check out Social Studies when they roll through your town!

Tour dates below the fold. If they are not hitting your town, don’t worry, more dates are being added every day!

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SF shows next week for Social Studies & Winfred E. Eye

Social StudiesGot a pair of local show announcements for you, check it:

Next Sunday, September 26th, Social Studies headline a show at San Francisco’s lovely Hemlock, Portland’s Jered Mees & the Grown Children and Monarques open the show.

It’s Social Studies last Bay Area show before their US tour this October, which will include stops in Chicago, NYC for CMJ, Athens, GA, and every place in between. The band’s debut album Wind Up Wooden Heart continues to get strong college radio airplay around the country, of course you can get your own copy right here.

Winfred E. EyeThen, on Monday September 27th, join Winfred E. Eye as they play SF’s venerable Bottom of the Hill, supporting Perfume Genius. W.E.E. guitarist Craig Adams’ other band, Mist and Mast open the show, keeping it in the family.

Winfred E. Eye are hard at work on their new album, the follow up to 2009′s critically acclaimed Til I Prune. With a new bassist in the fold, the band has reached a critical mass of a three guitar frontline, a kind of J.J. Cale on steroids, if you will. Advance tickets for the show are here.

Til I Prune is on sale for a limited time over at the Antenna Farm Store, get your copy now!!

Social Studies release Holler Boys Video, Interview on Capital Public Radio!

Social Studies SF Popfest1Social Studies are back from a 10 day west coast tour, and are already back at work, plotting their October tour out to the CMJ festival and back. Their new album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, is hard-charging up the CMJ college radio charts, breaking the top 50 this week: #49 with a bullet!

You can get your copy of the album HERE, all orders ship with a free Social Studies poster while supplies last!

While the band preps for some September Bay Area shows and a full US tour in October, they have a couple of new items to share, a new interview done earlier this week with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, and a brand new video for the song Holler Boys. Check them out below!

Social Studies interviewed by Nick Brunner and Claire Flynn on the Off Air show, Capital Public Radio

Social Studies: Holler Boys

Social Studies “Holler Boys” from Social Studies on Vimeo.

Sugar & Gold and Still Flyin’ at CMJ!

This one’s for all the NYC People, or just folks over there for CMJ, we’ve got a parcel of Sugar & Gold and Still Flyin’ gigs for you to check out.

Sugar & Gold:
10/20 at the Popgun Booking Showcase @ Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn. (8pm)
10/21 DJ gig at the Terrorbird Day Party @ Cake Shop. (1pm)

Still Flyin’:
10/21 NY, NY Piano’s Forcefield Party (1pm)
10/21 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory Ernest Jenning Showcase (midnight)
10/22 NY, NY Slipper Room RightsFlow Party (afternoon)
10/23 Brooklyn NY Littlefield InTandem Party (7pm)
10/23 Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls Capeshok Presents (11pm)
10/24 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House (7:30pm)

Check It!