“Your Dog” by Soccer Mommy

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day' is "Your Dog" by Soccer Mommy
Soccer Mommy

Sophie Allison AKA: Soccer Mommy has announced her debut album. After releasing several Bandcamp recordings, Clean is Allison’s first trip into the studio with a full band and album 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. Clean will be released on March 2nd via Fat Possum.

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. “I’ve played music since I was six,” says Allison, “and I always wrote songs just for myself. I did it for fun, posting songs on Tumblr, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. I didn’t think anyone would notice.” All that changed the summer before Allison left for college at New York University. She bought a Tascam digital recorder and began to experiment with production, pushing the quality and craft of her songs to new heights.

Allison decided to start releasing her songs for free on Bandcamp under the name Soccer Mommy in 2015. A buzz began to grow, leading to live shows, a record deal. “I realized that I could do this full-time,” says Allison. “It was either quit school now and do it, or stop growing as an artist. It was now or never.” So Allison took the plunge. She quit school, moved back home to Nashville, shifting all her focus to music. She has toured with Mitski, Jay Som, Slowdive, The Drums, and more with no signs of slowing down.

Soccer Mommy

1. Still Clean
2. Cool
3. Your Dog
4. Flaw
5. Blossom (Waiting All My time)
6. Last Girl
7. Skin
8. Scorpio Rising
9. Interlude
10. Wildflowers

Tour dates:
1/12/18 – London, UK @ The Lexington for Five Day Forecast @ *SOLD OUT*
2/3/18 – Orange County, CA @ Constellation Room #
2/5/18 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
2/6/18 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole #
2/8/18 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links #
2/9/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Upstairs #
2/10/18 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s #
2/12/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge #
2/14/18 – Nashville, TV @ High Watt #
2/15/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 #
2/16/18 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
2/20/18 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #
2/21/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Upstairs #
2/22/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
2/23/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
2/24/18 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
3/2/18 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
3/3/18 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
3/4/18 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
3/6/18 – London, UK @ Moth Club
3/7/18 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope
3/8/18 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
3/9/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
3/12-18/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
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# with Phoebe Bridger