no. 38 — Collection by Soccer Mommy

I saw Soccer Mommy in concert before I appreciated her music the way I do now. I saw her with my partner James at Metro Gallery in Baltimore, and it was lovely to see her in such a small, local venue. At some point in her set, she mentioned her 2017 album Collection, and the crowd was embarrassingly silent. I had only listened to her album Clean at that point, and it seemed like so had everyone else who was there. Only one person whooped, and I knew I owed it to the band to listen to their earlier stuff. I was embarrassed for being at the show and not even trying to listen to those earlier…