6/11/2020

SOCCER MOMMY + BEABADOOBEE Release Demos for Singles Series, Net Profits to National Bail Out + Oxfam COVID Fund

CONTINUES SOCCER MOMMY & FRIENDS SINGLES SERIES WITH BEABADOOBEE - DEMOS OUT NOW
All net profits from Bandcamp sales now split between National Bail Out and Oxfam’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
Sophomore album color theory out now
(Soccer Mommy credit: Brian Ziff + Beabadoobee credit: Thomas Davis)

Soccer Mommy—twenty-two year-old Sophie Allison—recently launched her Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series. The singles series kicked off with Soccer Mommy and Jay Som releasing covers of each other’s songs, which they discussed further on NPR’s All Songs Considered a few weeks ago, and continues today with Allison and Beabadoobee sharing demos of previously released songs. Stream, purchase or download Beabadoobee’s “If You Want To” demo, and Soccer Mommy’s “night swimming” demo via Bandcamp HERE

Soccer Mommy says, “I wanted to put this demo out because I like how stripped back and simple it is. It’s not that far off from the album version but it just kind of gets to the core of the song.”

"I’m excited to be a part of this compilation with Soccer Mommy,” says Beabadoobee. “We met last year in London and have a lot of musical similarities. I’m honoured to help in any way with the proceeds going to charities for Covid and BLM. My song on the compilation is an original demo of ‘If You Want To’ recorded in London before recording the full band version.”

The Bandcamp net profits from the​ Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series ​were initially going entirely to ​Oxfam's COVID relief fund​, but moving forward will be split between Oxfam and ​National Bail Out​ to help the important fight against police brutality and systematic racism. Oxfam has an anonymous donor who will match every dollar raised for them by this series, up to $5000, which will double the impact of your purchase.

In addition to the already-released Jay Som and Beabadoobee collaborations, the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series will feature upcoming releases with MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and SASAMI (Please note: Beach Bunny was previously confirmed).
(Single artwork by Abigail Porter)

Soccer Mommy released her triumphant sophomore album, color theory, earlier this year via Loma Vista Recordings. What followed was mass critical acclaim, performances opening for Bernie Sanders, numerous upcoming headline dates sold-out months in advance, confirmed festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury, and her late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The album made it’s AAA Top 20 debut after release, was #1 NACC Top 200 for 4-weeks running, and debuted on the following Billboard charts: #1 Top New Artist Albums, #1 Alternative New Artist Albums, #4 Current Alternative Albums, #4 LP Vinyl Albums, #6 Current Rock Albums, #16 Top Current Albums and in the Billboard Top 200. The album is already appearing on mid-year lists, from the likes of Stereogum, Paste, Billboard, and more.

With touring at a halt for the entire music industry, Soccer Mommy has found remarkably inventive ways to stay busy during quarantine. Combining her love of video games and performing, Soccer Mommy held a digital concert on the online gaming platform Club Penguin Rewritten a few weeks ago, with 10,000+ attendees (who all had to make their own penguin avatars to attend). So many fans logged on originally that the game’s server *literally* crashed and the event had to be rescheduled. Soccer Mommy has also kicked off the NPR Tiny Desk At Home Series, performed on Pitchfork’s IG Live series, and released her very own Zoom backgrounds images. Soccer Mommy then embarked on another tour, of sorts: an 8-bit music video tour, hitting some of the cities she was meant to be currently passing through. See the rescheduled dates for Soccer Mommy’s UK/EU tour below.

EU Tour Dates:
2/8/21 - Koln, Germany - Bumann & Sohn
2/9/21 - Hamburg-St. Pauli, Germany - Molotow
2/10/21 - Berlin, Germany - Frannz Club
2/12/21 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
2/13/21 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
2/15/21 - Brussels, Belgium - Le Botanique
2/16/21 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
2/18/21 - London, United Kingdom - Electric Ballroom
2/19/21 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - The Castle & Falcon
2/20/21 - Brighton, United Kingdom - Concorde 2
2/21/21 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Trinity
2/22/21 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Gorilla
2/24/21 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Oran Mor
2/25/21 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Belgrave Music Hall


Purchase color theory on duo-tone vinyl with exclusive poster + sticker sheet, CD, cassette, and digital download HERE

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