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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!


Social Studies ‘Developer’ LP/CD in stores now!

Social Studies - DeveloperStoked! We had a great time last Friday night at the SF Independent as Social Studies sold out one of our favorite rooms in San Francisco for their record release party (special thanks to San Franpsycho, who presented the show and just rocked it right over the top Stallone-style), and now, at last, we are pleased to report that their Developer CD and LP is OUT and IN STORES NOW!!

So yes, find your way to your local mom and pop record store to get your hands on one of these without delay. The 140 gram vinyl sounds amazing, as does the CD (thanks to engineer/producer Eli Crews, we owe you one, buddy!). Of course if there’s not a shop convenient to you, you can also find it at Amazon, but do let us suggest that if mail order is your thing, try out the Antenna Farm Store, orders ship within 24 hours and come with a limited-edition Social Studies tour poster! Find the CD or LP HERE.

Digital? Sure, we got that too. iTunes. Amazon MP3. RdioSpotify.  YES.

Still skeptical? Give this a listen. If you like guitar music, if you like rock music, if you like pop…you’re going to want to hear more. Nuff Said.




Social Studies Announce New Album, Premiere New Single Terracur & Tour California!

Social Studies - Terracur

Yeah, we’re stoked. Social Studies are putting the final touches on their new album, called Developer, set for release on November 13th. They leaked the first single to Nylon mag last week, the killer slow burn Terracur. Check it here.

With a fervent west coast fan base thanks to their arch take on modernist pop (as heard on 2010 release Wind Up Wooden Heart) and an electric live show, Social Studies headed into the studio earlier this year intending to streamline their sound and recreate their live sound as best they could. To that end they recruited producer and engineer Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, Deerhoof, Thao & Mirah), an excellent match who brought an unparalleled feel of immediacy to the recordings.

Developer releases on LP/CD/MP3 on November 13th. First single Terracur goes to iTunes/Spotify/Amazon Tuesday September 4th. But you can download it right now, for free, using the link above!

And yeah, we know it’s a long time until November, and waiting is a bitch. Well if you’re in California, you’re in luck. Social Studies is doing a short string of shows starting next week, so you can check out a raft of these new jams first hand! Check it:

Social Studies California Tour

9/5 – Santa Cruz @ The Crepe Place
9/6 – SF @ The Knockout
9/7 – Davis @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
9/8 – Los Angeles @ Pehrspace
9/9 – Claremont @ Scripps College (afternoon show)
9/9 – Fullerton @ Common Wealth Lounge
9/10 – Los Angeles @ Origami Records
9/11 – Long Beach @ The Prospector

Yeah, so we’ll see you at the shows. LA friends, don’t sleep on this one. For more notes on Developer and a great interview with Natalia, check out the Nylon interview and song premiere HERE.