Soccer Mom - (A) Natural History

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After serving in a range of Boston acts, including E.R., Get Help and The Spanish Armada (all on The Beatings' Midriff Records imprint), Soccer Mom founder Dan Parlin cemented the foundations of the band when bassist Danielle Deveau joined full-time. In due course fellow E.R. sideman and Spanish Armada principal William Scales enlisted as second guitarist, along with another E.R. cohort, drummer Justin Kehoe. Through melody and dischord, clean tones and chaotic feedback, they find a balance between the referential and the staggeringly new.

"Clouds of melody, both of the real and phantom variety, wrap around thick basslines and all-business drums like crawling ivy to produce a sum greater than the individual parts." - Michael Fournier, Yourband.info

"The perfect balance between harmony and distortion, melody and debilitating feedback." - Brendan T, Sonic Masala

"Soccermom sets off new parts and bridges with a patient efficacy; powershrugs into exuberant crescendoes with nonchalance. Everything about Soccermom's music seems informed not only by the best music of two decades past, but also a measured, casual attitude toward crafting good music." - Jay Breitling, Clicky Clicky Music

"A couple parts shoegaze, one part jangle electric, one part alienated loner dirty fuckup sound... The drums are massive, the vocals are buried in that layered way, the guitar sustained forever... Utterly perfect timing." - Jason Dean, 7Inches

"Taking their unanimous love for nineties indie-rock and using it to churn out some rather catchy fuzz driven tunes." - Built On A Weak Spot

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from Love American Skin, released September 5, 2011

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