You may have been wondering what's been going on with Socratic. Well, today we're premiering the band's new song, the painfully honest lullaby entitled "My Girl's First Baby." This is the group's first studio release since the band's self-titled release, which was released last year (available on iTunes). Post Drive-Thru Records fallout, Duane Okun, Lou Panico, Vincent Damico, Tom Stratton, and Chris Grzan continue to create, collaborate, and perform. The band will soon be releasing a statement regarding their future plans and projects. In the meantime, check out "My Girl's First Baby" in the replies and let us know what you think.
Socratic posted a free download of "In a House," an acoustic B-side from their last album, on soundcloud. You can also watch them perform covers of the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind and The Beatles' "In My Life" in the replies.
Head over to Socratic's AP.net profile to hear a new song entitled "A Better Place Is Waiting." It's one of two new tracks from the band that will appear on Broken Heart Records' Unsigned/Unrest. The compilation features new, rare and previously unreleased material from such artists as Over It, House of Fools, Mike Felumlee, The Agony Family, Kut U Up and more. It will be released on February 12th. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, so pre-order the CD here.
Socratic will be recording a live studio EP, and they're taking requests from AP.net readers. Head to the replies to read a message from the band, and then leave a comment with the songs that you want to hear.
Socratic bassist, Lou Panico, has been hospitalized due to sustaining injures while attempting to stop a car hijacking in the parking lot of his local New Jersey Guitar Center. See full details in the replies.
Socratic's 2005 debut album, Lunch for the Sky, is now available on vinyl, and we're teaming up with Broken Heart Records to give away a copy. Leave a comment in the replies with why you deserve to win, and the best answer will receive a limited edition record. The band will be performing the album in its entirety this Saturday in New Jersey. Read my review of the release here, and pick up a copy here.
Socratic will be pressing and releasing their new self-titled record on vinyl this June, and the band will be pressing their very first record Lunch For The Sky (originally released September 6th, 2005 by Drive-Thru Records) on vinyl as well.
Last Saturday I journeyed through time and space – okay, it was a cell phone – to talk to Socratic vocalist Duane F. Okun about the band's new record, life for Socratic post-Drive-Thru records and what we can expect from the band now that they've released Socratic. Read the interview here.
Today, we are proud to be bringing you an exclusive stream of "Curtain Call", a brand new song from Socratic. The song comes from the band's self-titled album that will be available tomorrow through Socratic's Bandcamp, where you can name-your-own-price for the Jersey band's first record in nearly four years. Head over to the band's AP.net profile to check it out, and let us know what you think in the replies!
To kick off the Major/Minor tour with Socratic, Punchline recorded a new song called "Heart of Gold" and plan to give it away to anyone who gives them their name, email address, and city where they go to see shows in exchange. To get the song, email your info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few days ago we posted Socratic's "A Christmas Coal Carol" for download, but now we've got the holiday ABSOLUTExclusive premiere of the music video the band filmed for the song. Check the super joyous footage in the replies, it will surely make your yuletide gay.
Socratic recently posted "A Christmas Coal Carol" on their myspace, but they wanted to make it available for download, so you can now head to their AP.net profile and do just that! (bottom right corner)
Some have accused Socratic of cheating in the Denny's All Nighter contest. To this, they have issued a statement. Read it below and vote for them to win so we can all get some free food out of the deal.