Adult Mom / Soft Spots
Album: Soft Spots   Collection:General
Artist:Adult Mom   Added:Nov 2017
Label:Tiny Engines  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-11-26 Pull Date: 2018-01-28
Week Ending: Jan 28 Jan 21 Jan 14 Jan 7 Dec 31 Dec 24 Dec 17 Dec 10
Airplays: 5 5 2 3 2 4 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2021: National Treasure (rebroadcast from Dec 4, 2017)
J Station
4. Aug 26, 2021: National Treasure (rebroadcast from Nov 20, 2017)
First Day Of Spring, Same
2. Oct 15, 2021: Waste FM (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2017)
5. Aug 04, 2021: Hot Probs (rebroadcast from Feb 6, 2018)
3. Sep 02, 2021: Waste FM (rebroadcast from Nov 28, 2017)
J Station
6. Jan 29, 2020: soft boiled
Full Screen

Album Review
amy cummings
Reviewed 2017-11-20
Adult Mom, Soft Spots
reviewed by amy cummings

Consistently as beautiful as past Adult Mom release Momentary Lapse of Happily though maybe a little less catchy. Mostly warm guitar/bass, some non-intrusive percussion, keyboard. Topics in the lyrics are gender, love, intimacy, heartbreak, identity.
RIYL: Frankie Cosmos, Florist, crying quietly in bed.

FCC: 2?(see notes),7,8.
Recommended: All. Start with 3,5,6,9

1. Ephemeralness (02:40): acoustic and a little moody, a pretty intro song but low energy until it picks up a little bit at the end. “If you feel like nothing, I’ll tell you that you are something and you’ll believe me instead.”

2. Full Screen (02:37): FCC??? This song is amazing, probably my favorite on the album, but opens with the line “Do you full-screen your porn? Do you think about me as you watch her crawl across the floor?” It’s an awesome song about love and sex and gender, but maybe not suitable for more conservative audiences.

3. J Station (02:32): Opens with a steady drumbeat, nice and upbeat but the lyrics are about sadly drunk calling your ex and getting robbed so :/

4. Patience (03:50): Beginning has a quick cut of some friends talking. Pleasant but you’ll probably cut it off if you crossfade in. Nice slow jam about a friendship/relationship with someone who just gets you.
5. *Tenderness (02:11): A sweet and upbeat song about love and trying to treat each other well.

6. *Same (03:16): This is a beautiful but sad song looking back on past trauma and the process of healing. Slow, very simple guitar and vocals with a bit of synth coming later on. Play this song if you’re doing a sad show :(

7. [FCC warning given by label, but I’m not sure what they’re flagging it for] Steal The Lake From The Water (03:04): Another song about trauma, but this one is angrier and seems to be a fight back song, either to an abuser or to perceptions around victimhood.

8. [FCC: “fucking”] Drive Me Home (03:11): A nice strumming, drumming, layered song. A song about retreating and gender stuff.

9. *First Day of Spring (02:55): This gorgeous song is as much about the first day of spring after a long winter as it is about the first happy day out of a long spell of dark ones, and seeing if you’re ready to get back to how things used to be.

Track Listing
1. Ephemeralness   5. Tenderness
2. Full Screen   6. Same
3. J Station   7. Steal The Lake From The Water
4. Patience   8. Drive Me Home
  9. First Day Of Spring