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SOCADIA’s video to the song “Land of Peasants” was screened as part of the official L.A. Film festival selection in Eclectic Mix 1 alongside Depeche Mode, Bjork, Feist etc.

SOCADIA was the official band selection for Hangar 7 for the L.A. art exhibit at the Red Bulls headquarters in Salzburg, AUSTRIA. The band was flown there for a live performance in front of 1000 people.

South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference in AUSTIN, TEXAS

The SOCADIA video to the song “Always Near” was the winner of the 2007 SXSW Click Competition, screened at SXSW 2008.

KURIER press article (Vienna, Austria)
January 15 2008

HD Festival, New York City, NY
The SOCADIA video to the song “Always Near” was an official selection at the HD Festival 2008 in New York City.

VIMUS Film Festival 2008 in PORTUGAL
The video for “Always near” was an official selection at the VIMUS FILM Festival 2007 (Portugal) alongside U2, Blonde Redhead and Green Day etc.



"COY" (E.P) 2008
"Trees for the forest" (E.P.) 2010



SOCADIA [so-KAY-dee-uh]
1. an imaginary utopia in Southern California.

SOCADIA is Stephan Martin and Dusty Schaller, two vagabonds in Los Angeles with an adventurous spirit who wear their hearts on their sleeves.

THE SOUND - dark, sexy, electronic rock - nods to bands like Depeche Mode, She Wants Revenge, Smashing Pumpkins. Steady, pulsing beats. Smooth bass lines. Insistent guitars, and layers of synths added to taste. Clear, biting vocals oozing with disembodied paranoia. Lyrics about broken relationships; breaking relationships; succumbing; and; ultimately, blissfully letting go.

SOCADIA's first EP, COY, was mixed by Masaki Liu (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and released in 2008. The subsequent music video for "Always Near," shot by Andrea Giacomini (Gnarles Barkley, Fatboy Slim), went on to win the SXSW Click video competition, and was a finalist at HDFest and ViMus in Portugal. COY caught the attention of RedBull, and in Sept of 2008 the band was flown to Austria to perform at Hangar-7 for the L.A. Potential art exhibit. The "Land of Peasants" music video (also shot by Giacomini) was screened at LA FilmFest 2009 alongside videos from Bjork, Depeche Mode, Bloc Party, and more.

SOCADIA is currently playing shows throughout Southern CA while their new EP, [trees for the forest], is being mixed. [trees for the forest] is set to be released on 02/24/10 and the first song "The End of the World" can be heard now at