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Watch Ontario Punk Outfit Single Mothers Get “Half-Lit”

Jim Appio October 10, 2014 Cool Dad Music, Music Videos, News No Comments

Single Mothers

London, Ontario punk quartet, Single Mothers, just released their debut LP, Negative Qualities, on HXC Recordings this week. In tandem with the album’s release, the band have also put out a clip for single “Half-Lit.”

On the track, lead singer Drew Thompson delivers a torrent of words like, “I was blacked out in the basement” over the roar of the band. Taken together with the video, which employs silhouettes and other tricks of the light to achieve its half-lit effect, “Half-Lit” reveals an affinity between Single Mothers and The Hold Steady.

Thompson can even be seen spreading his arms wide as he screams into the mic a la Craig Finn. Single Mothers will share the stage with The Hold Steady when their very long tour makes a two-night stop in Toronto.

Check out the video for “Half-Lit” and all of Single Mothers’ tour dates below.

10/10 Toronto, ON Smiling Buddha
10/17 Montreal, QC Il Motore
10/19 Quebec, QC – Bar a La Source de la Martiniere
10/21 Halifax, NS – The Seahorse (Halifax Pop Explosion)
10/22 Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub (Halifax Pop Explosion)
10/23 Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/24 New York, NY – CMJ, TBA
10/25 Amityville, NY – The Amityville Music Hall
10/26 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
10/27 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
10/28 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
10/29 Raleigh, NC – Kings
10/30 Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
10/31 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11/1 Gainseville, FL – The Fest
11/2 Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
11/4 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
11/5 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
11/6 Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
11/7 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites
11/10 Tucson, AZ – Fly Catcher
11/11 Tempe, AZ – 51 West
11/12 San Diego, CA – The Hideout
11/14 San Francisco, CA -DNA Lounge
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
11/16 Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
11/17 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/19 Albuquerque, NM – Gasworks
11/21 Nashville, TN – The End
11/23 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
12/3 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
12/4 Albany, NY – Stage One
12/5 TBA
12/6 Doylestown, PA  – Siren Records
12/7 Binghamton, NY – SUNY Seminary
12/10 Toronto, ONT – Horseshoe (w/The Hold Steady)
12/11 Toronto, ONT – Horseshoe (w/The Hold Steady)
12/12 Oshawa, ONT – The Moustache Club

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Jim Appio is a Jersey Shore dad who spends way too much money and time feeding is obsession with music. You can see what else he's been up to over at CoolDad Music.

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