Socratic (band)

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Origin Cranford/Linden, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Indie rock, alternative rock, pop punk
Years active 1999–present
Labels Drive-Thru Records
Members Duane Okun
Thomas Stratton
Lou Panico
Mike Neglia
Greg Scalera[1]
Past members Adam Swider
Christian Mazza
Patrick Tobin
Kevin Bryan
Vincent D'Amico

Socratic is an American indie rock band from Cranford and Linden, New Jersey. After signing to Drive-Thru Records in 2004, they released their debut full-length Lunch for the Sky in 2005, the Just Turn EP in 2006 and their Mark Hoppus-produced follow-up album Spread The Rumors in 2008.


The band formed in 1999 with Duane Okun, on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Kevin Bryan on lead guitar, Vincent D'Amico on piano, Thomas Stratton on drums and percussion, and Adam Swider on bass.[2] Swider left the group in May 2006 to pursue his education and Louis Panico replaced him on bass in 2007.

Socratic were formerly signed to No Milk Records where they released their debut EP It's Getting Late in 2002. In 2004, they signed to California record label Drive-Thru Records, which put out their first full-length album, Lunch for the Sky, in 2005. The album was Produced by John Goodmanson (Hot Hot Heat, Sleater Kinney, The Blood Brothers) at Longview Farms Studio in rural Western Massachusetts. On December 5, 2006, a free 5-track EP entitled Just Turn was made available for download from the band's Myspace and PureVolume profiles. Their next full length album entitled Spread The Rumors (produced by Mark Hoppus of blink-182 and +44)[3] was released on May 6, 2008. The band released a self-titled and self produced followup online in 2012. With no set prices, they encouraged fans to pay what they thought the record was worth.

In 2010, guitarist Kevin Bryan left the band to focus on his career as co-owner/recording project coordinator at Soundwaves Studios in Union, New Jersey.[4]

In 2011, drummer Thomas Stratton and former guitarist Kevin Bryan opened up 10th Street Live, a music venue and bar in Kenilworth, New Jersey.





Non-album tracks[edit]

A Christmas Coal Coral (Featuring Rendez Vous) - A Christmas track released December 2008.


  • I Am the Doctor
  • May I Bum A Smoke
  • Boy In A Magazine (Spence Nicholson [Video Director], Brant Barger [Video Producer], Elliot Dillman [Video Producer])
  • Curtain Call


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