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Social Studies West Coast Tour Dates!

Social Studies West Coast TourAfter a phenomenal record release show last Saturday (thanks to excellent support acts Maus Haus, 60 Watt Kid, Montra, co-presenters Aquarius Records and KALX, and of course the excellent Rickshaw Stop!) Social Studies are hitting the road for a short West Coast run.

Their new album, Wind Up Wooden Heart, is a hard-charging tour de force matched only by the high energy Social Studies live show. Believe me when I say that this is a band you need to see live.

They hit Los Angeles later this week for a couple of club shows and a special performance at Origami Vinyl (our condolences to everyone planning for the LA Heardfest, canceled in the wake of LA crackdowns on public events following a couple of high profile rave meltdowns in the past couple of months) followed by a run up to Portland and Seattle next week, before returning for the very cool Rock Make Street Festival in San Francisco on August 22nd. Do not miss this.

Tour Dates :

Aug 12     Origami Records In-store     Los Angeles, CA
Aug 12     Downtown Independent     Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13     Mime School     Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14     HEARDfest CANCELED! TBA,  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

For more info, regularly updated, check out the event page for the tour on Facebook.

Social Studies Record Release Party This Saturday, West Coast Tour Dates!!

Social Studies Record Release Party!Alright!

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