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Calpurnia Ride The New New Indie Wave With Sensibility

Calpurnia Ride The New New Indie Wave With Sensibility

by Adam Deane Chances are, if you attended post-secondary on this continent, this Vancouver 4-piece’s moniker will ring a tiny…

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Soccer Mommy – Clean  

Thursday 01st, March 2018 / 18:36
By Jamie McNamara

Fat Possum  

As the brainchild of rising indie act Soccer Mommy, 20-year-old Sophie Allison writes about youthful relationships like a fire marshal examining the aftermath of a five-alarm blaze. Clean, first full album of new material since 2017’s Collection, finds the Nashville band moving from the bedroom to the studio without leaving any rawness behind. 

Clean retains Allison’s ability to write introspective lyrics that are couched inside of full-blown anthems like she does on lead single “Your Dog.” The song features some of Allison’s best lyricism as she asserts “I don’t wanna be your fucking dog, that you drag around/A collar round my neck, leave me in the freezing cold.” It’s just one of many times Allison asserts her autonomy on Clean and like much of the album, it feels like a willful backlash against male indie rock tropes.

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