Social Animals

After flash-driving a booking agency’s venue roster and creating a fake agent over email, northern Minnesota alt-rock outfit Social Animals toured for 300 days a year on self-booked runs before eventually finding their voice and inking a deal with Rise Records for their self-titled debut record, which was released in June 2022.

On Social Animals, the band explores themes of separation, loneliness, and a sense of impending doom in this strange new world we live in. The album is produced by singer/guitarist Dedric Clark, with co-production from Jeremy Hatcher (Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, Maggie Rogers) and John Rausch (Taylor Swift, Moon Taxi, Niall Horan) on select tracks.

At 10 tracks, Social Animals is an elegant expression of chaotic emotion with haunting melodies and introspective lyrics. Drawing on influences such as The Cure, Oasis, and New Order, Social Animals captures the paranoid uncertainty and optimistic self-delusion that survival in today’s world demands.

Upcoming Shows


Jul
12
th
Fine Line
Jul
12
th
Fine Line

Past Shows


Mar
9
th
2023
First Avenue
Mar
9
th
2023
First Avenue

MN United Bangers-Only Ball

with Social Animals and Kiss the Tiger
Dec
17
th
2022
7th St Entry
Dec
17
th
2022
7th St Entry

Social Animals

with Preston Gunderson
Jun
10
th
2022
Turf Club
Jun
10
th
2022
Turf Club

Mansionair

with Social Animals
Dec
12
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
12
th
2019
Mainroom

Angels & Airwaves

with Social Animals
Jul
27
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jul
27
th
2018
7th St Entry

Social Animals

with GUYTANO
Jan
19
th
2018
Mainroom
Jan
19
th
2018
Mainroom

The Current’s 13th Birthday Party

ft. BULLY, NOW NOW, THE SOCIAL ANIMALS, deM atlaS
Jan
20
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jan
20
th
2017
7th St Entry

Social Animals

with Maya Elena
Apr
23
rd
2016
Turf Club
Apr
23
rd
2016
Turf Club

DULUTH HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL

with Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Social Animals, Superior Siren and more!
Jan
7
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
7
th
2016
7th St Entry

Social Animals

with Savannah Smith

More Shows

Aug
14
th
7th St Entry

The Palms

with future.exboyfriend
May
19
th
Turf Club

Blueprint

with DJ Detox
Sep
26
th
First Avenue

Thievery Corporation

Jul
23
rd
7th St Entry

Newgrounds Death Rugby and Oolong

with Gramma