Have you heard this yet?
Always good to hear new music from a great San Francisco band, and a rare treat to see it accompanied by equally great animation (done by Murder Doll House).
Social Studies has been described as having an “arch take on modernist pop.” I prefer lead vocalist Natalia Rogovin’s take on the band and their evolution:
“Before, we were rebellious. We fucked with things just because we wanted to push limits and boundaries. [The new album] is a more adult record. We tried to explore sounds and draw out parts to write more moving and focused songs.”
Pushing limits and boundaries and writing moving and focused songs. That sounds like why I moved to San Francisco in the first place. Nice job, everybody.
Here is their tour schedule that I borrowed from Bay Bridged:
Social Studies 2013 Tour Dates:
01/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Pehrspace
01/26 – San Diego, CA – The Griffin#
02/09 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter
02/10 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
02/12 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
02/13 – Charlotte, NC – TBA*
02/14 – Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge*
02/15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade*
02/16 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*
02/18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
02/19 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
02/20 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
02/22 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace*
02/23 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Taproom*
02/25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room*
02/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg*
02/27 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar (Noise Pop)*
03/01 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir*
03/02 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern*
# w/ The Donkeys
* w/ Ramona Falls
Wherever you are in the BrokeAss United States, take yourself back to school for a night and check out their show.
The music video above is FREE, but the show will only cost you $12.
Note: The SF gig is part of a rad festival called Noise Pop, which is a 20 years + running indie rock, music and film festival here in SF. You should check that out too.
Social Studies, Ramona Falls, Harriet, Mahgeetah (Noise Pop 21)
Brick and Mortar Music Hall
February 27, 2013