Local indie rock heroes Social Studies are releasing their Away For The Weekend EP, which includes a handful of remixes, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere of the title track as reworked by Painless (a.k.a. Nicolas Dobbratz from of Montreal, Yip Deceiver, and Sugar & Gold). The original, off of 2012’s excellent Developer (Antenna Farm Records), is a catchy-as-hell mid-tempo rocker. Painless turns it into a bass-heavy slow burner, mainly using Natalia Rogovin’s vocal hiccups as the melody draped over the drums and low end.
In addition to the original and remix of the title track, the EP also includes two remixes of another standout cut from Developer, “Terracur”, done by Ellie Herring and Skeleton Hands. You can grab a copy over on iTunes.
Social Studies have already packed a lot into 2013, and it doesn’t look like they plan to slow down any time soon. They’re playing Bottom of the Hill with Mwahaha and Via Coma in what will be their first SF show since they capped off a North American tour in support of Ramona Falls with a sold-out Noise Pop show at Brick & Mortar (my photos and review of that show are here). Immediately after Noise Pop, the band toured down to SXSW in Austin, then swung back up to Boise’s Treefort Fest. Head on out and make sure they get a proper hometown welcome.
Social Studies, Mwahaha, Via Coma
Bottom of the Hill
April 13, 2013