Los Angeles Band, SOCADIA, Celebrates Their "[trees for the forest]" CD Launch with February 24 Event at Downtown L.A.'s "Bordello"

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Los Angeles-Based Electronic Rockers, "SOCADIA", Share Bordello's Stage with Buzz-Worthy Band Lineup

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Los Angeles-based electronic rock band, Socadia (http://www.socadia.com), will perform at Downtown Los Angeles' new-kid-on-the-performance-space-block, Bordello, during an evening-long event celebrating the release of their new EP, titled "[trees for the forest]". Socadia is sharing the stage during the event, with some of Los Angeles' hottest emerging bands - Echoes de Luxe, Siren's Eye, FireBug and The Megasoul Connector - creating a sort of one-stop-shop for industry insiders on the prowl.

Socadia (pronounced 'so-KAY-dee-uh') is comprised of Austrian-born Stephan Martin (vocals, guitars, synths, programming) and Stockton, California native Dusty Schaller (real drums, programmed drums, synths, editing). Their sound is dark, sexy, electronic rock, with nods to bands like Depeche Mode, She Wants Revenge, and Smashing Pumpkins. The band melds steady, pulsing beats with smooth bass lines, insistent guitars, and layers of synths, led by clear, biting vocals. Their lyrics detail broken relationships; breaking relationships; overcoming; and ultimately, blissfully letting go.

Socadia released their first album, COY, in 2008; the album, which was self-produced, was mixed by Masaki Liu (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). Following COY's release, the band enlisted director Andrea Giacomini (Gnarles Barkley, Fatboy Slim) to shoot music videos for the album's singles "Always Near" and "Land of Peasants."

"Always Near" won the 2008 SXSW Click video competition, and was a finalist at New York's HDFest, as well as at Portugal's ViMus Film Festival, where it sat amongst other finalists such as U2, Blonde Redhead and Green Day. "Land of Peasants" was screened at L.A. FilmFest 2009, alongside videos from Bjork, Depeche Mode, Bloc Party, and more. The album itself, COY, caught the attention of RedBull, and in September of 2008, Socadia was flown to Austria to perform at RedBull Headquarters' HangART-7.

Socadia spent 2009 recording [trees for the forest], and playing numerous shows in Southern California, including performances at The Knitting Factory, House of Blues, and The Roxy Theatre. The first single from their new album, [trees for the forest], titled "The End of the World", can currently be heard at: http://www.myspace.com/socadia.

[trees for the forest] is a seven song release of body-moving rhythms and moody, hypnotic melodies. "We recorded and produced everything ourselves," says Socadia's frontman, Stephan Martin. "The final product sounds huge, but half the record was done in Dusty's bedroom."

The drums were recorded at KingNoise Recorder, the studio owned by Our Lady Peace frontman, Raine Maida. "Raine was so gracious," says Socadia band member Dusty Schaller, who served as assistant engineer on the latest Our Lady Peace record, "Burn Burn". "I was looking for a place to track the live drums, and Raine happened to be going out of town for a couple days during the OLP sessions, so he handed me the keys and said 'knock yourself out'. We spent like 16 hours a day in there, doing the drums, some piano, and playing with his awesome guitar amp collection."

Socadia brought in longtime friend Matt McJunkins (Puscifer, Ashes Divide) to play bass on some of the [trees for the forest] tracks, and Our Lady Peace guitarist, Steve Mazur, lent a hand on the ballad "Safe and Sound."

"We're thrilled to have the support of this extremely talented sector of the Los Angeles music scene", says Martin, in speaking about the band's February 24 CD launch event at Bordello, which is being produced in partnership with Soverbia Entertainment (http://www.myspace.com/soverbiaentertainment).

Joining Socadia on February 24 will be indie alternative rockers, Echoes de Luxe, who have the backing and support of one of today's musical heavy-hitters, Dave Navarro. The band, which is managed by the same firm as Navarro, has had their songs consistently played on Navarro's L.A.-based radio show, "Dark Matter", which airs on Indie 103.1. Echoes de Luxe has also performed on-air in the Indie 103.1 studio.

Also in the February 24 lineup, is Los Angeles alterna-indie band Siren's Eye, fronted by Scott Michael Foster, who can currently be seen starring as "Cappie", one of the main characters on the ABC Family TV Series "Greek". Rounding out the February 24 event's entertainment, are the female-fronted, psychedelic rock band FireBug, as well as rock band, The Megasoul Connector. And as an added bonus for the evening, each person who buys a ticket to see Socadia will receive a free copy of [trees for the forest].

Preceding Socadia's February 24 CD launch event at Bordello, was their February 17 show at Club Moscow at Boardner's, during which their video "Land of Peasants" was screened. The February 17 Boardner's show lineup also included bands Mata Leon, That Noise, and Casio. After Socadia's February 24 EP release event, they will go on to play a March 14 show at the infamous Sunset Strip live music venue, The Viper Room, also alongside Siren's Eye, as well as Saturn 5.

Socadia's music is currently available for download from their web site (http://www.socadia.com), iTunes, as well as other sources. For more information about Socadia, to view upcoming show dates and details, and to listen to samples, please visit: http://www.socadia.com or http://www.myspace.com/socadia.

Requests for further information and booking inquiries can be directed to band member Dusty Schaller, at 209.403.6142.

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