by Andrew Sacher

Single Mothers in Chicago in 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Single Mothers

We recently mentioned that Ontario punks Single Mothers finally finished their debut LP and now it's officially been announced. The record's called Negative Qualities and it'll be out on October 7 via XL imprint Hot Charity internationally (pre-order) and via Dine Alone in Canada. It's first single, "Marbles," is more of the raw, ripping punk of their self titled EP and singer Drew Thomson is still spitting the same kind of snide, unfiltered lyrics too: "She's all like blah blah blah blah, something about McSweeney's, something about her thesis, something about its meaning, something about whatever, something like why do you gotta be so mean?" Listen for yourself, with the LP artwork and tracklist, below.

As discussed, Single Mothers have two NYC shows coming up -- August 29 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Dope Body, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Vulture Shit (free), and August 30 at Cake Shop with Vomitface and more TBA (ticket info TBA too) -- and they've since expanded that into a full tour. A few of those Northeast US dates are with two fellow Canadian punk bands, The Flatliners and Solids. None of those dates are in NYC, but Flatliners and Solids play a Long Island show without Single Mothers on October 25 at Amityville Music Hall (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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Single Mothers - "Marbles"

Single Mothers - Negative Qualities
Single Mothers

Tracklist:
1. Overdose
2. Marbles
3. Womb
4. Half-Lit
5. Feel Shame
6. Crooks
7. Patricide
8. Ketamine
9. Blood Pressure
10. Money

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Single Mothers -- 2014 Tour Dates
Friday, August 29th - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar %
Saturday, August 30th - New York, NY @ Cake Shop $
Wednesday, September 3rd - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Thursday, September 4th - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Taphouse
Saturday, September 6th - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Monday, September 8th - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Tuesday, September 9th - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Wednesday, September 10th - Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater
Thursday, September 11th - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Friday, September 12th - Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
Saturday, September 13th - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Wednesday, September 17th - Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
Thursday, September 18th - Edmonton, AB @ The Studio
Friday, September 19th - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
Saturday, September 20th - Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will
Sunday, September 21st - Minneapolis, MN @ Fall Co-op
Tuesday, September 23rd - Saint Catherines, ON @ Detour Music Hall
Wednesday, September 24th - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
Thursday, September 25th - Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horsehoe Tavern
Friday, September 26th - London, ON @ Call the Office
Saturday, September 27th - Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh's Ear
Friday, October 17th - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Sunday, October 19th - Quebec, QC @ La Source
Tuesday, October 21st - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
Wednesday, October 22nd - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
Thursday, October 23rd - Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
Sunday, October 26th - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
Monday, October 27th - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
Tuesday, October 28th - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
October 31 - November 2 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

% - w/ Dope Body, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Vulture Shit
$ - w/ Vomitface
* - w/ The Flatliners, Solids