SOCCER TEAM is comprised of RYAN NELSON and MELISSA QUINLEY, friends who met years ago when working together at Dischord Records in Washington, DC. Slowly discovering numerous shared tastes in music, art and popular culture, the two would occasionally retreat to Ryan's house in southeast DC to record sounds on Ryan's 4-track, and then, a 1/4" 8-track machine that Ryan acquired in 2004. Slowly, a collection of songs that Ryan recorded both on his own and with Melissa was amassed, and Ryan proposed the notion of putting them out as a record. Dischord was kind enough to facilitate the idea, and in 2006, Volunteered Civility & Professionalism was released to rave reviews worldwide. In 2006 Soccer Team retreated into Ryan's basement once again (now called "The Studio") and laid to tape the framework for three sizzling tracks that would lie dormant for the ensuing four years. In 2010, in a fit of nostalgia, the two reunited and Soccer Team magic prevailed once again: together, they finally completed the earlier recordings with Melissa's husband Dennis Kane.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.