Soccer Mommy – twenty-year-old Nashville native Sophie Allison – released her critically acclaimed debut album Clean via Fat Possum earlier this year. Since the album’s release she has been touring non-stop with tons of sold-out headline shows and support tours with some of her favorite artists. Later this month, while on tour with Paramore, Soccer Mommy will stop to play a headline show in Pittsburgh at Cattivo on 6/27.
Listen: Clean via NPR First Listen
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. The result is Clean – the cohesive record Allison dreamt of making, and an album that presents Soccer Mommy as a singular artist, wise beyond her years, with an emotional authenticity of her own. It’s no wonder such a masterful record landed at #1 on the NACC College Radio chart, #1 on Spinitron chart, #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, #13 on Billboard’s Vinyl chart, and #79 on Billboard’s Top Album chart.
“‘Clean’ greatly expands the scope of Ms. Allison’s songs in both words and music… Both cleareyed and passionate, she is growing up in public, unabashed.” – New York Times
“Clean is Allison’s excellent studio debut: a compact album of clear melodies, plainspoken lyrics, and the impossibly tangled logic of infatuation.” – Pitchfork (Best New Music, 8.4)
“Sophie Allison firmly establishes herself as a vital musical voice we’ll be turning to in the years to come.” – NPR Music
“A star of indie rock’s poetically plainspoken new wave (see Lucy Dacus, Jay Som, Mitski, Big Thief, etc.), Sophie Allison weaves images of bedsheets, flora, fauna and lip-locks through 10 songs, sparkling guitar melodies carrying rubbed raw emotions.” – Rolling Stone
“lush pop, replete with melt-away guitar work gorgeous hooks held together by smart lyrics sung well.” – Associated Press
“Soccer Mommy’s Clean is one of the best rock records of the 2018 so far”
– The FADER (Gen F)