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Social Studies - "Holler Boys" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

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Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
San Francisco's Social Studies offer up a blend of skizzy pop and math rock on their Antenna Farms debut Wind Up Wooden Heart that released this July.

San Francisco’s Social Studies offer up a blend of skizzy pop and math rock on their Antenna Farms debut Wind Up Wooden Heart that released this July. Last week, PopMatters’ Dylan Nelson said the album is “peppered with delightful highlights—sudden shifts in tone and velocity, hummable but discreet phrases, bold and thoughtful instrumental flourishes… the album plays well from start to finish.” This is catchy, but never predictable music, tunes that like to mess with traditional song structure, and bring an experimental edge to a pop song. Fan of Deerhoof and Beach House will find much to enjoy here. The group is currently touring and dates and MP3s are listed after the jump.


TOUR DATES
Aug 17 2010 - Rotture - Portland, OR        
Aug 19 2010 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA              
Aug 20 2010 - In-Store @ Music Millennium - Portland, OR          
Aug 20 2010 - Backspace - Portland, or              
Aug 22 2010 - Rock Make Street Festival - San Francisco, CA      
Aug 23 2010 - The Hub - Sacramento, CA


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A strong debut from the San Fransisco popsters.
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