Single Mothers Premiere “Half-Lit” Video

Single Mothers Premiere "Half-Lit" Video from their new album 'Negative Qualities', out on HXC, Dine Alone Records

Single Mothers released their debut full-length album yesterday. Negative Qualities was released by HXC Recordings, an XL imprint (and in Canada by Dine Alone Records). Today, they release their video for the single “Half-Lit”.

Half-Lit” was directed by Droga5’s Spencer LaVallee ( LaVallee says: “When I first heard Single Mothers, I was drawn to the way they contrasted these witty, sardonic lyrics against this blisteringly raw instrumentation. I wanted the video to embrace this duality, capture the humor and the aggression at the same time. Light and dark. The song’s called Half-Lit, so why not light it halfway?”

The band is also about to go back on the road after a brief rest. Their MANY dates are below and include a stop at CMJ and shows with kindred spirits The Hold Steady.

Led by mercurial troubadour Drew Thomson, Single Mothers was shakily hatched in London, Ontario where it ran through a dozen members before finally recording its debut album last year. At 10 songs.

Single Mothers tour dates:
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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