color theory due 02/28 on Loma Vista Records

Soccer Mommy returns today with “circle the drain,” the lead single off her newly-announced album, color theory. On the nostalgic indie track, Sophie Allison shares her ongoing mental health trials, discussing feeling emotionally chained while trying to falsify emotions and strength for those close to her. Watch below.
 
“I think there’s mold through my brain/ it’s spreading down all the way through my heart and my body” she croons over 90s-inspired drums and pronounced guitars licks. It’s just the latest example of the intrudingly vulnerable and intimate lyricism that made Soccer Mommy’s album, Clean such an essential indie debut.
 

 

As detailed in a press release, color theory will explore three central themes: blue, representing sadness and depression; yellow, symbolizing physical and emotional illness; and, finally, gray, representing darkness, emptiness, and loss. The album was 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. See the full tracklist and pre-save below.
 

Tracklist
01. bloodstream
02. circle the drain
03. royal screw up
04. night swimming
05. crawling in my skin
06. yellow is the color of her eyes
07. up the walls
08. lucy
09. stain
10. gray light

 

In addition, to a new album, Soccer Mommy is also sharing an extensive headline tour that’ll kick off at SXSW in March, with additional dates promised in Atlanta, DC, Brooklyn, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and more. See the full dates below and purchase tickets here.

 

Tour dates

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*
04/07 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix*
04/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
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
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
06/13 – 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 @ Stereo
06/24 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
*w/ Tomberlin
^w/ Emily Reo

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