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Origin Blountstown, Florida, United States
Genres Post-grunge
Years active 2000–2007
Labels Elektra Records
iRock Entertainment
Website Socialburn Website
Past members Neil Alday
Dusty Price
Chris Cobb
Syrus Peters
Brandon Bittner

Socialburn was a four-piece post-grunge band from Blountstown, Florida. Forming in 2000, the band released two independent albums, What A Beautiful Waste and World Outside, before being signed to Elektra Records in 2002. The band's major record label debut, Where You Are, was released in 2003, and spawned two charting singles - "Down" and "Everyone". The band would later be dropped from their label on Elektra, but release a follow up, The Beauty of Letting Go, on smaller label "iRock Entertainment" in 2005. After touring in support of the album, the band disbanded in late 2007.


The band played atTK101's Company Christmas Party at Big Daddy's in Foley, Alabama, December 2002, with TRUSTcompany, prior to their first album being released. The first major label album from Socialburn, Where You Are, on Elektra Records, was released in February 2003 and spawned two modern-rock radio hits: "Down" and "Everyone", which reached the top 10[1] and top 25[2] US charts respectively.[citation needed] The album has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies to date. The "Down", music video for this song was featured on MTV2 and Fuse TV in 2003. The band has performed live on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly and FX's Orlando Jones Show.

The band's most fourth album, entitled The Beauty of Letting Go was released in October 2005 on iRock Records, a subsidiary of Universal Records. Soon after releasing The Beauty of Letting Go, Brandon Bittner left the band and Socialburn hired a good friend, Syrus Peters, as a touring drummer in order to help finish out the rest of the tour. The band would play Budlight's Downtown Live in Raleigh, North Carolina, August 5, 2006, as an opener for Candlebox, Buzzfest in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2003 with Eve 6, Mudvayne, and Three Days Grace, SunFest in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida on May 4, 2006, and TK101's "A Lot of Rock" concert at Seville Quarter in Pensacola, Florida on June 24, 2006 with Faktion, SOiL, and 10 Years.

Shortly thereafter, the band's record label iRock dissipated and Socialburn was left unrepresented as a result. Without a label, they finished up their tour at Floyd's Music Store in Tallahassee, FL, the place where they originally made a name for themselves. The band then parted ways with their touring drummer and decided to take some time off. By November 2007, they officially disbanded.

In 2012, Socialburn lead singer Neil Alday announced the formation of a new band, "Neil Alday and Further South". They released the John Kurzweg produced EP "Whiskey, Women, Drugs and Gold" in 2014.


It was announced on Facebook that the band would be playing its first show in 10 years, with all four original members, on July 2, 2015 at Encore nightclub in Tallahassee, FL, the former location of Floyd's Music Store. The band followed up with reunion concerts at Club L.A. in Destin, FL and BackBooth in Orlando, FL.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, drummer Brandon Bittner was unable to perform at the reunion shows but the band's former manager, and current Neil Alday & Further South band member, Terry Clark, filled in on drums.

Band members[edit]

Last formation
Prior members
  • Brandon Bittner - drums (2000–2005)


Studio albums
Year Title Chart
peak positions
U.S. Mainstream Rock U.S. Modern Rock
2003 "Down" 9 17 Where You Are
"Everyone" 23 27


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