Soccer Mommy—twenty-three year-old Sophie Allison—shares the final installment of her Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series today. Following incredible releases with Jay Som, Beabadoobee and Gentle Dom, a.k.a. Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, SASAMI and Soccer Mommy share covers today.
The Bandcamp net profits from the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series will go to Oxfam’s COVID-19 relief fund and National Bail Out, to help combat both Coronavirus and 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.
Sophie on the release, “I’m really glad to get to release this cover of drive. It’s a song I’ve loved for a long time that I started covering pretty recently. It was nice to get to record one last thing in the studio before everything shut down.” SASAMI continues, “The choice of covering System of a Down’s “Toxicity” wasn’t really a deep one, but I do believe that now is a time of acuity in indetifying the toxicity in our society. Toni Cade Bambara said “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible,” and I’m definitely seeking the kind of art that centers that focus.
Los Angeles songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SASAMI released her self-titled debut album in March 2019. Ten tautly melodic rock tracks describing the surprising ways in which one’s relationships—with lovers, friends, oneself—can shift in a single year. Since then, SASAMI has toured internationally, curated an issue of the Yes Plz zine, released a holiday 3-track single lil drmr bb, and a new track, “Mess.”