Soccer Mommy Unveils ‘Cool’ // Debut album ‘Clean’ out 2nd March

Soccer Mommy Unveils ‘Cool’ // Debut album ‘Clean’ out 2nd March

SOCCER MOMMY

SHARES NEW SINGLE “COOL”

VIA THE FADER “GEN F” PROFILE

Listen to ‘Cool’ here

Clean out 2nd March on Fat Possum

UK Tour in March, including Moth Club on 6th March

(Credit: Shervin Lainez)

 

“Sophie Allison’s songs are generously tender, pushing and pulling between preternatural composure and emotional disintegration.” – New York Times

 

Soccer Mommy – twenty-year old Nashville native Sophie Allison – recently announced her debut album Clean, and today she shares its second single. Showcasing Allison’s growth as a lyricist, “Cool” is a meditation on identity, on wishing to be someone else for a while. “The song focuses on this other person who’s desirable and cool, and it shows how sometimes you can romanticize the idea of being different than you are,” explains Allison. “It comes from a place of insecurity and idealization, which is a feeling that hangs over a lot of the album.” Listen to the song and read Soccer Mommy’s “Gen F” profile in The FADER HERE, or pick up a copy of the Spring issue out soon.

 

Sophie Allison and her band will embark on a tour with Phoebe Bridgers throughout the US starting this weekend, and will be playing a UK tour in March, coinciding with the release of her debut album Clean on 2nd March. The tour takes in Leeds, Manchester, London’s Moth Club and finishes up in Brighton. Full details below, tickets on sale now.

 

Following a series of DIY Bandcamp recordings and last year’s Collection, Clean is Allison’s journey out of her bedroom and into the studio with a full band and an incredible record produced by Gabe Wax (War On Drugs, Deerhunter, Beirut) and mixed by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey). “I’d never made a full album before, just EPs and random tracks thrown together. I wanted it to be a lot more cohesive than the rest of the stuff that came before,” explains Allison. “I wanted to make something that was a full piece of my life, that addressed similar themes and held together as a whole.” The result is Clean, an album that presents Soccer Mommy as a singular artist, wise beyond her years, with an emotional authenticity of her own.

Sophie Allison got her start in the local Nashville DIY scene, going to shows and hanging out with other musicians, though she kept her own songwriting secret. All that changed the summer before Allison left for college at New York University. She bought a Tascam digital recorder and starting releasing songs for free on Bandcamp under the name Soccer Mommy in 2015. A buzz began to grow, leading to live shows, a record deal, and 2017’s critically acclaimed bedroom-recorded compilation Collection. So Allison took the plunge – she quit school, moved back home to Nashville, shifting all her focus to music. She toured with Mitski, Jay Som, Slowdive, The Drums, and more with no signs of slowing down.

 

Clean – the cohesive record Allison dreamt of making – is a true step forward, a strong and mature album from an artist just coming into her power. It will be released on 2nd March via Fat Possum – pre-order it HERE.

 

Tour dates:

03/02/18                                              Orange County, CA @ Constellation Room #

05/02/18                                              San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #

06/02/18                                              Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole #

08/02/18                                              Dallas, TX @ Three Links #

09/02/18                                              Houston, TX @ White Oak Upstairs #

10/02/18                                              Austin, TX @ Antone’s #

12/02/18                                              Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge # 

14/02/18                                              Nashville, TV @ High Watt #

15/02/18                                              Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 #

16/02/18                                              Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #

20/02/18                                              Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #

21/02/18                                              Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Upstairs #

22/02/18                                              Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #

23/02/18                                              Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #

24/02/18                                              Boston, MA @ Great Scott #

03/03/18                                              Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

04/03/18                                              Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel

06/03/18                                              London, UK @ Moth Club

07/03/18                                              Brighton, UK @ The Hope

08/03/18                                              Paris, FR @ Supersonic

09/03/18                                              Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
12-18/ 03/18                                      Austin, TX @ SXSW

23/03/18                                              Nashville, TN @ The East Room
27/03/18                                              Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
28/03/18                                              Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
29/03/18                                              Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
30/03/18                                              Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel *
31/03/18                                              Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater *
03/04/18                                              Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett *
04/04/18                                              Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
05/04/18                                              Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
07/04/18                                              San Francisco, CA @ Botton Of The Hill
10/04/18                                              Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
11/04/18                                              Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *

04/05/18                                              Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

* with Madeline Kenney

# with Phoebe Bridgers

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