SOCCER MOMMY RELEASES FINAL SINGLES SERIES INSTALLMENT WITH COVERS FROM SOCCER MOMMY AND SASAMI
TORONTO, ON – July 2, 2020 – Soccer Mommy – twenty-three year-old Sophie Allison – shares the final installment of her Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series today. Following incredible releases with Jay Som, Beabadoobee and Gentle Dom, a.k.a. Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, SASAMI and Soccer Mommy share covers today. Check out Soccer Mommy’s cover of The Cars’ Drive, and SASAMI’s cover of System of a Down’s Toxicity here.
The Bandcamp net profits from the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Serieswill go to Oxfam's COVID-19 relief fund and National Bail Out, to help combat both Coronavirus and the important fight against police brutality and systematic racism. Oxfam has an anonymous donor who will match every dollar raised for them by this series, up to $5000, which will double the impact of your purchase.
Sophie says of the release, “I’m really glad to get to release this cover of drive. It’s a song I’ve loved for a long time that I started covering pretty recently. It was nice to get to record one last thing in the studio before everything shut down.”
Los Angeles songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, SASAMI, released her self-titled debut album in March 2019. Ten tautly melodic rock tracks describing the surprising ways in which one’s relationships – with lovers, friends, oneself – can shift in a single year, SASAMI earned critical acclaim: “a powerful first effort” via Pitchfork, “impressive: finely crafted and introspective” via NPR, and “one of the best debut rock albums of the past few years…incessantly replayable” via FLOOD. Since then, SASAMI has toured internationally, curated an issue of the Yes Plz zine, released a holiday 3-track single, lil drmr bb, and a new track, Mess.
Soccer Mommy released her triumphant sophomore album, color theory, earlier this year via Loma Vista Recordings. What followed was mass critical acclaim, performances opening for Bernie Sanders’ campaign rallies, numerous headline dates sold-out months in advance, festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury, and her late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The album made its AAA Top 20 debut after release, was #1 NACC Top 200 for four weeks running, and debuted on the following Billboard charts: #1 Top New Artist Albums, #1 Alternative New Artist Albums, #4 Current Alternative Albums, #4 LP Vinyl Albums, #6 Current Rock Albums, #16 Top Current Albums and in the Billboard Top 200. The album is already appearing on mid-year lists, from the likes of Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, Billboard and more.
With touring at a halt for the entire music industry, Soccer Mommy has found remarkably inventive ways to stay busy during quarantine. Combining her love of video games and performing, Soccer Mommy held a digital concert on the online gaming platform Club Penguin Rewritten a few weeks ago, with 10,000+ attendees (who all had to make their own penguin avatars to attend). So many fans logged on originally that the game’s server *literally* crashed and the event had to be rescheduled. Soccer Mommy has also kicked off the NPR Tiny Desk At Home Series, performed on Pitchfork’s IG Live series, and released her very own Zoom backgrounds images. Soccer Mommy then embarked on another tour, of sorts: an 8-bit music video tour, hitting some of the cities she was meant to be currently passing through, including Toronto, ON. See the rescheduled dates for Soccer Mommy’s UK/EU tour below.
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