Soccer Mommy Debuts “Bloodstream”

Soccer Mommy AKA: Sophie Allison, has shared "Bloodstream."
Soccer Mommy photo by Brian Ziff

Soccer Mommy AKA: Sophie Allison, drops her new album, color theory February 28th via Loma Vista Recordings (Iggy Pop, Denzel Curry). Ahead of the full-lengths arrival, Soccer Mommy has shatrd album opener, “bloodstream”, accompanied by a Bella Clark-animated video.

Sophie Allison on color theory,

“I want the record to feel like a relic from the past that’s been damaged and degraded with age, because it kind of represents the problems that I’ve developed as I’ve grown up, and how they’ve changed me. The album centers around three different sections that are signified by three colors: blue, yellow, and gray.

Blue symbolizes sadness and depression. the songs in this section are bloodstream, circle the drain. royal screw up, and night swimming; these all represent different parts of sadness/depression. The next section yellow, which symbolizes sickness – both physical and mental. These songs are crawling in my skin, yellow is the color of my eyes, and up the walls. this section is about my anxiety, my mother’s terminal illness, paranoia, and how all of those things have affected my relationships with people. the third and final section is gray, which represents darkness, emptiness, and loss. these songs (lucy, stain, and gray light) are about a fear of death, inner demons, and trauma.

color theory circles around these main three themes, but it is also about youth and aging, and how these problems develop and affect you as you grow up.”

The album was written mostly while on tour and recorded in Allison’s hometown of Nashville at Alex The Great, produced by Gabe Wax (who also produced Clean), mixed by Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, HEALTH, St. Vincent), and features the live Soccer Mommy band on studio recording for the first time.

Soccer Mommy
Live

03/16 – 03/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
03/27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
03/28 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
04/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
04/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise* SOLD OUT
04/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise*
04/07 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix*
04/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall* SOLD OUT
04/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
04/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic^
04/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave^
04/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic^
04/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room^
04/25 – Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee^
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore^
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda^
05/01 – San Diego, CA @ The Stage Room at UCSD^
05/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^
05/03 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf^
05/05 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s^
05/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
05/07 – Dallas, TX @ Granada^
05/09 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom^
05/17 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Festival
06/04 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
06/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
06/06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
06/08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
06/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
06/11 – Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
06/12 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/13 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
06/15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
06/16 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
06/19 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
06/20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
06/22 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
06/23 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
06/24 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
06/25 – Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy Leicester
06/28 – London, UK @ Finsbury Park #
06/30 – Dublin, IE @ Trinity College %
07/02 – Barcelona, SP @ Vida Festival
07/17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

*w/ Tomberlin

^w/ Emily Reo