With a sound falling somewhere between Gotye, Muse and Maroon 5, San Diego based Social Club is well on their way to becoming the definitive rock / indie / pop band of 2014.
Born in early 2011, Social Club has solidified their sound with an un-relenting presence both live and on the Internet. After releasing their debut EP, Pictureshow, Social Club inked a deal with Pacific Records. Following this release, Social Club quickly rose to the top of the San Diego music scene, pulling record crowds at local venues and finding feature spots on local television and radio shows.
But Social Club has a unique perspective on success, which stems from the unique composition of the band. Lead singer and guitarist, John Levan says, “Coming from West Virginia, I see things a bit different than the average guy from Hollywood.” John continues, “We’re quite happy just making music and sharing it with fans — that’s what we’re all about.”
Drummer Jeffrey Litzman and James Spratley agree, but emphasizes the band’s live performance. “While we love to make music for fans, there’s nothing like a live show,” says Jeffrey.
“We’re all about having a good time,” replies James.
Finally, and not uncommon, synth/keys player Thea Tochihara sums it all up. “We care about our fans, our music, the road and our friends in San Diego that believed in us before we had anything…We’re lucky to have this opportunity now, and can only hope it will go on forever.”
True to the band’s commentary, this is just the beginning for Social Club. After releasing their album, Gamma Rays, Social Club won MOFILM’s “Take Your Band to Texas” video competition with their music video for “Slow Motion,” beating out thousands of bands nationwide. This resulted in Social Club making their way to Austin, TX to perform at the 2013 SXSW Festival.
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