Social Code (formerly Fifth Season) was a Canadian alternative rock band from St. Albert, Alberta.
Social Code was founded in 1999 by the High School Friends Travis Nesbitt (vocals) and Logan Jacobs (bass) under the name Fifth Season. David Hesse (guitar) and Andrew Patrick (drums) completed the quartet.
The first album “Patiently Waiting” was released in 2001. After the release, the band decided to change the band name to Social Code, as a band named the Fifth Season existed in Italy.
In 2003, Ben Shillabeer replaced the drummer Andrew Patrick. At the end of the same year Social Code secured their first record deal with Interscope records and published their first album “A Year at the Movies” in May 2004.
This was followed by a tour on which the band appeared as an Opener for Rise Against, Fall Out Boy, Deftones and Good Charlotte. In 2004, Chris Ruddy replaced the guitarist David Hesse. However, he was only in the band for only one year. In 2005, Morgan Gies took over as lead guitarist.
Previous experience with high profile producer Howard Benson (The All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, My Chemical Romance) in Los Angeles gave the band the experience and the necessary self-confidence to create a new record on their own. They built their own recording studio in which they spent the next year to work on their second album titled Social-Code, which was released in May 2007 in Canada. The album was successful with the singles Bomb Hands, The Shortest Line, Everyday (Late November) and He Said, She Said standing out the most. Social Code toured with Sum 41 and Finger Eleven on their Strength In Numbers Tour.
On April 3, 2009, the band announced that they completed another album. This album was produced by John Travis (Kid Rock, Buckcherry) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and mixed by Mike Fraser (AC / DC, Hinder, Aerosmith). In advance, the single Satisfied was published on on iTunes. After that followed a tour of Canada. In the same year, Steve Faulkner joined the band as second guitarists.
In mid-2012, the band announced their dissolution.
I took pictures of Social Code at the Stage 13 music festival in Camrose, Alberta, Canada on July 8, 2004: