SOCCER MOMMY ANNOUNCES KARAOKE NIGHT EP OUT SEPTEMBER 22
FEATURING COVERS OF SONGS BY TAYLOR SWIFT, R.E.M., PAVEMENT, SLOWDIVE AND SHERYL CROW
I’M ONLY ME WHEN I’M WITH YOU (TAYLOR SWIFT COVER)
TORONTO, ON – August 23, 2023 – Soccer Mommy – Nashville-based artist Sophie Allison – recently shared her version of Sheryl Crow’s Soak Up The Sun to critical acclaim, and today she reveals that the cover is part of an EP entitled Karaoke Night. Karaoke Night, out September 22 via Loma Vista, will feature covers of songs by Crow, Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pavement, and Slowdive. Out today is Allison’s take on Taylor Swift’s I’m Only Me When I’m With You. “I really wanted to cover this song because it’s one of my favorites from Taylor’s first album,” she says. “I listened to that record so much when I was a kid and I think it had a lot of influence on me then.” Listen to the track now here.
Karaoke Night is available to pre-save and pre-order on a limited-edition cassette with a Soccer Mommy karaoke microphone here.
Soccer Mommy’s touring continues this fall and winter – see below for full details and get tickets here. For a taste of what to expect, watch the band’s career-spanning NPR Tiny Desk performance from earlier this year here, or watch Soccer Mommy perform Shotgun and Feel It All The Time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! here.
KARAOKE NIGHT TRACKLIST:
1. Here (Pavement Cover)
2. Soak Up The Sun (Sheryl Crow Cover)
3. Dagger (Slowdive Cover)
4. I'm Only Me When I'm With You (Taylor Swift Cover)
5. Losing My Religion (R.E.M. Cover)
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
9/9 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
9/21 Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena #
9/23 Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena #
9/24 Glasgow, UK @ Ovo Hydro Arena #
9/26 London, UK @ Alexandra Palace #
9/27 London, UK @ Alexandra Palace #
11/17 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
12/3 São Paulo, BR @ Primavera Sound
12/7 Asunción, PY @ Primavera Sound
12/9 Bogotá, CO @ Primavera Sound
# = with The National
Sometimes, Forever was named one of the best albums of 2023 but the likes of The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, Vulture, Associated Press, Billboard, Stereogum, The A.V. Club, FLOOD, Paste, Uproxx, and more, with, Shotgun named one of the top songs of 2023 by The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, NPR, Gorilla vs. Bear, Pitchfork, Consequence, Vulture, NYLON, Billboard and more. Sometimes, Forever debuted on the Billboard charts, taking the #1 slot for Heatseakers, Top New Artist and Alternative New Artist, debuting in the Top 200, and many more. She performed on both The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2022, completed a largely sold-out international headline tour, and performed an intimate show at the GRAMMY Museum alongside a Q&A hosted by The Los Angeles Times’ Mikael Wood. Following the album release, Soccer Mommy has since hosted Roblox’s most successful Listening Party to date with 10.8 million unique visitors, and she has also shared incredible alt-versions of Shotgun by Magdalena Bay, a slowed and reverbed edit, as well as a Simlish version, available now within The Sims 4 High School Years expansion pack. Soccer Mommy also collaborated with Brain Dead on a limited edition t-shirt, which can be purchased here.
Sometimes, Forever is Soccer Mommy’s boldest and most aesthetically adventurous work yet, and it cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album sees Allison once again tapping into the turn-of-the-millennium sensibilities she’s known for, as she advances her self-made sonic world beyond the present and into the future with experimental-minded production, an expanded moodboard of vintage touchstones, and some of her most sophisticated songwriting to date. Inspired by the concept that neither sorrow nor happiness is permanent, Sometimes, Forever is a fresh peek into the mind of an artist who synthesizes everything — retro sounds, personal tumult, the relatable disorder of modern life — into original music that feels built to last a long time. Maybe even forever.
Praise for Soccer Mommy & Sometimes, Forever:
"Sophie Allison finds new sonic frontiers...Throughout the album, Soccer Mommy staves off despair with musical craftsmanship" - The New York Times (Critic's Pick)
"Throughout Sometimes, Forever, [Allison] and Lopatin expand on the ’90s palette that has characterized previous Soccer Mommy releases. Bolstering the lingering imprints of Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow, and Sleater-Kinney is a healthy dose of Loveless worship: glide guitars and tendrils of haze." - Pitchfork (8/10)
“[Sometimes, Forever] is Soccer Mommy’s gnarliest and most resplendent, fashioning poppy melodies, disarming lyrics, and twisted sounds into dismayed songs of young adulthood.” - The New Yorker
"The singer/songwriter's vulnerability resulted in two critically acclaimed releases — 2018's Clean and 2020's Color Theory — though Allison's latest may be her most exciting yet." - GRAMMY.com
“You get some Pixies, you get some Nirvana, you get a little bit of Nine Inch Nails, and Portishead here and there. It’s just interesting how much music is reflected on this record while still sounding very current…she is just really good at mining those influences and making it sound extremely of the moment.” - NPR Music
“Sophie Allison’s emotive rock acquires new dynamism” - Wall Street Journal
"Soccer Mommy deepens her indie-rock brilliance on ‘Sometimes, Forever’...[and] proves herself to be one of the sharpest songwriters around" - Rolling Stone
"Allison has made a bold move that paid off better than we’d ever have expected."
"Sometimes, Forever’s marriage of Allison’s lyrical prowess and OPN’s stark, synth-driven sonics makes it by far the darkest and most compelling offering from Soccer Mommy yet." - Billboard
""by far the band’s most sophisticated and adventurous body of work to date. Allison’s inner turmoil has never sounded so spectacular — or so well-rounded."
- Stereogum (Album of the Week)
"sharp indie rock" - Vulture
"one of Gen Z’s brightest voices" - Associated Press