Recorded in basements and dorm rooms, check out the freshman release from acclaimed songwriter Adam LaGreca. →

Happier EP

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Introducing our new drummer: David Walter

Our first show with our new drummer, David Walter. Continue reading

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  • New Single Released! #BeatDrop

    The Academics release their new sing, Beat Drop. Read more about how the song came to be. Continue reading

  • The Academics @ SOB’s, Our Biggest Show

    The Academics played SOB’s October 1st, 2014 at an event sponsored by DIYDSevents and TUN.com. Continue reading

  • Our First Show In Philadelphia

    Sammy, Claudia, and I climbed in my folk’s van and played our first show outside of NYC last weekend. We went to Northern Liberties, which I think can fairly be called the Bushwick of Philadelphia, to play a show at The Fire. Continue reading

  • [Discovery: The Academics] Interview Magazine

    Rap-battling kid turned singer-songwriter Adam LaGreca, 24, is the lexophilic mind behind the indie folk-rock group The Academics, who are releasing their debut Happier EP [...] Ever the pensive wordsmith, LaGreca credits music as the most powerful medium “because words and emotion happen at once.” And that is certainly the case for his official freshman EP, a blend of slow melodic tracks, soft percussion, and whisper-like vocals. Inspired by songwriters like Isaac Brock and Conor Oberst—”What I like about these guys is their diversity; they can be real sweet or real angsty”—and emerging from a series of fragmented real life moments, the tracks exist on the periphery of fiction, blurring the line between what’s real and what’s not, reaching their full potential with the band’s interpretation. Continue reading