Social Studies / This Is The World's Biggest Hammer
Album: This Is The World's Biggest Hammer   Collection:General
Artist:Social Studies   Added:Feb 2007
Label:Homeroom Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-15 Pull Date: 2007-09-16
Week Ending: Sep 16 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22
Airplays: 1 3 2 3 3 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 12, 2018: truth to force
Pack Of Cards
4. May 05, 2010: Lyric Ballads/Spider Rave
Bonus Track
2. Oct 13, 2010: Tweee Timeeee
Pack Of Cards
5. May 13, 2008: At Your Local Dive
Casanova Part I & Ii
3. Jul 11, 2010: the velvet futon
Theme Song
6. Jan 15, 2008: At Your Local Dive (with Masha!)
Pack Of Cards

Album Review
Natalie Ruiz Tofano
Reviewed 2007-07-18
LOCAL! SF-based, female fronted indie pop rock. This is their debut EP. I love! Dancey w/retro bass and guitar hooks, casiotone cute melodies, some electropunk elements. SF Guardian says “the quartet knows how to rock a dance floor by playfully weaving a nostalgic arcade hook between flushed bursts of guitar and disco drums” (2007). I think of a mix between Erase Errata and Au Revoir Simone. Play them!
No FCCs Favs: 1- 3, 5, 6

1 – dancey w/cute videogame keyboards and bouncy drums and bass; faster sections w/angular guitar
2 – midtempo, spy/mystery guitar sound with organ; dreamy fem vocals – campfire storytelling
3 – retro midtempo pop w/spy guitar & chimey keyboards and bouncy bass hooks, fun and playful vocals, lyrics about seducing women and being a player
4 – sweet song, simple and cute – just banjo and male/fem vocals
5 – darker sound w/heavy electro bass hooks, wailing guitar parts, and prominent organ; becomes heavier w/guitar and people shouting “one”
6 – indie pop! sweet and poppy fem vocals, fast beat and organ; fun lyrics about diff historical figures
7 – another poppy song with dancey bass and jangly guitar; afternoon midtempo song; sound changes mid-song into a lighter and happier pop sound
8 – experimental vocal song – mixture of repetitive altered vocals w/different layers of pretty and airy vocal sounds; ends suddenly

Track Listing
1. Pack Of Cards   4. Cardioid
2. Dante & Corey War   5. Mason Dixon
3. Casanova Part I & Ii   6. Theme Song
  7. Sparrow