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Single Mothers streaming debut LP ‘Negative Qualities’ (listen), expand tour (updated dates)

by Andrew Sacher

Single Mothers

Canadian punks Single Mothers are a week away from releasing their debut album, Negative Qualities (due 10/7 via XL imprint Hot Charity), and they’ve now made the whole thing available to stream. Following a couple strong EPs from 2010 and 2011 and a ripping live show, this debut’s been a long time coming and it delivers on the promises they’ve been making. It’s sneering, angry, sarcastic DGAF punk rock that’s bound to make you feel something. There’s some familiar stuff in there — Craig Finn’s wordy delivery, The Bronx’s punk n roll riffs — but the attitude and the urgency in these songs make it refreshing as hell. Listen to the whole thing for yourself, over at Pitchfork.

Single Mothers have a new set of tour dates too. Nothing in NYC announced yet but they’re in the Northeast with a gap around CMJ so stay tuned. All dates are listed, with a stream of “Marbles” from the new record, below…

Single Mothers — 2014 Tour Dates
Friday, October 17th  –  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Saturday, October 18th  –  Quebec, QC @ Bar a La Source de la Martiniere
Tuesday, October 21st  –  Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
Wednesday, October 22nd  –  Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
Thursday, October 23rd  –  Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Saturday, October 25th  –  Amityville, NY @ The Amityville Music Hall
Sunday, October 26th  –  Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Monday, October 27th  –  Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
Tuesday, October 28th  –  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Wednesday, October 29th  –  Raleigh, NC @ Kings 
Thursday, October 30th  –  Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
Friday, October 31st  –  Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Saturday, November 1st  –  Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
Sunday, November 2nd  –  Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
Tuesday, November 4th  –  New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
Wednesday, November 5th  –  Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
Thursday, November 6th  –  Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
Monday, November 11th  –  Tuscon, AZ @ Fly Catcher
Tuesday, November 12th  –  Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
Wednesday, November 12th  –  San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
Friday, November 14th  –  San Franciso, CA @ DNA Lounge
Saturday, November 15th  –  Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
Sunday, November 16th  –  Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
Monday, November 17th  –  Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
Wednesday, November 19th  –  Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
Friday, November 21st  –  Nashville, TN @ The End
Sunday, November 23rd  –  Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar

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