8 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having amassed an impressive back catalog of singles and EPs, Nashville-raised indie artist Sophie Allison reappraises her own hushed, lo-fi heartbreakers on this mini-album. Although beefed up by her live band, Collection’s greatest achievement is that it breaks free of the bedroom—take the swirling jangle of “Benadryl Dreams”—without sacrificing any of that beguilingly hazy intimacy. “Try” brings a skipping C86 groove, and “Death by Chocolate” is an irresistible hymn to doomy adolescent longing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having amassed an impressive back catalog of singles and EPs, Nashville-raised indie artist Sophie Allison reappraises her own hushed, lo-fi heartbreakers on this mini-album. Although beefed up by her live band, Collection’s greatest achievement is that it breaks free of the bedroom—take the swirling jangle of “Benadryl Dreams”—without sacrificing any of that beguilingly hazy intimacy. “Try” brings a skipping C86 groove, and “Death by Chocolate” is an irresistible hymn to doomy adolescent longing.

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About Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy is the home-recorded solo project of singer/songwriter Sophie Allison. The Nashville native started uploading her introspective guitar pop songs to music-sharing site Bandcamp as a high-school student in the mid-2010s. Combining updated versions of some of the Bandcamp material and newer unreleased songs, Soccer Mommy's Collection arrived on Fat Possum in the summer of 2017 while the songwriter was enrolled at New York University. Produced and mixed by Allison, it was recorded by Jacob Corenflos and followed by a tour supporting acts such as the Drums and Jay Som. The following year Allison returned with the full-length debut record Clean. The album was produced by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, the War on Drugs), and was preceded by the lead single "Your Dog." ~ Marcy Donelson

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