Soccer Mommy's sophomore album Color Theory is a gorgeous, hazy dream. Bandleader Sophie Allison's songwriting, while always excellent, has tightened up on these earnest, emotional songs that wear their vulnerability like a badge of honor. After all, it's this unflinching lyrical honesty that has connected with so many fans of the band's courageous, confessional indie pop. The melodies are moody and yearning, alternating between take-no-prisoners choruses and hushed, melancholy choruses. In short, Color Theory delivers and should please existing fans, as well as those who dig a '90s post-grunge grrrl rock aesthetic.