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Soccer Mommy, the project of singer-songwriter Sophie Allison, just announced that their new album color theory will be released February 28 on Loma Vista Recordings. The lead single “circle the drain” is out now, along with its accompanying video directed by Atiba Jefferson.

For Allison, the new album is a work of catharsis that sees her exploring struggles with mental health and personal hardships. The songwriter uses three colors as the album’s central themes: blue represents sadness and depression, yellow symbolizes physical and emotional illness, and gray represents darkness, emptiness, and loss.

“I wanted the experience of listening to color theory to feel like finding a dusty old cassette tape that has become messed up over time, because that’s what this album is: an expression of all the things that have slowly degraded me personally,” Allison says. “The production warps, the guitar solos occasionally glitch, the melodies can be poppy and deceptively cheerful. To me, it sounds like the music of my childhood distressed and, in some instances, decaying.” 

Pre-order the record here. Back in the fall Soccer Mommy announced a spring tour that includes a show at Union Transfer on March 31 with Tomberlin. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Soccer Mommy tour dates
03/16 – 03/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
3/27- Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
3/28- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
3/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
4/03 – Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
4/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
4/07 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
4/08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
4/09 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
4/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
4/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
4/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre^
4/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue^
4/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre^
4/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room^
4/25 – Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee^
4/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
4/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
4/29 – San Francisco,CA @ The Fillmore^
4/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre^
5/01 – La Jolla, CA @ UC San Diego – Stage Room^
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^
5/03 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf^
5/05 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East^
5/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
5/07 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater^
05/09 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
6/04 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
6/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
6/06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
6/08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
6/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
6/11 – Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
6/13 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
6/15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
6/16 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
6/18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
6/19 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
6/20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
6/22 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
6/23 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
6/24 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
# w/ Jesus Lizard
* w/ Tomberlin
^ w/ Emily Reo

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