Single Mothers have released an animated video for its (almost) title track “Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall).” Along with the news, the band have announced new North American tour dates.
In conversation with Kerrang! frontman Drew Thomson identifies the track as being representative of the central issues he was working through while writing the songs that became Through A Wall.
“I was reading a lot of Murakami going into this record. Before recording began for Through A Wall I had just come off of a cross Canada solo tour and really threw myself into ‘The Wind Up Bird Chronicles’.
“The solo tour was an amazing experience – I had never driven across the country by myself, or gone on tour alone, but had always wanted to do both. Pairing it with that book…it’s given the experience a very.. layered reflection.
“It was on that trip that I thought about calling this record Through A Wall for the first time. We had started demoing a couple songs but we weren’t far into it. Usually I leave titles to the last possible minute but a lot has changed for me and the band since Our Pleasure came out. Everything has changed since Negative Qualities.
“This band constantly feels like it’s hoping and skipping along with or without me and I’m just floating in and out of sync with it constantly trying to figure out where I am and where it is. This song ‘Tan Line’ is about falling in and out of sync. ‘Spread out folly somewhere in your mind, pieces of who you and I collide’ – how we all grow together, separately but hold onto what we remember we were as truth. “You’ve changed” – obviously. Life is short, and it seems like we’re always trying to catch up, find short cuts into each other – like passing through the walls we all put up”.
January 31 – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge*
February 01 – Leeds – Key Club*
February 02 – Glasgow – Garage Attic*
February 03 – Manchester – Star and Garter*
February 04 – Leicester – The Cookie*
February 06 – Bristol – Exchange*
February 07 – Southampton – Joiners*
February 08 – London – Boston Music Room*
February 10 – Antwerp – JH Kavka*
February 11 – Eindhoven – Dynamo*
February 13 – Hamburg – Headcrash*
February 14 – Berlin – Musik Und Frieden*
February 15 – Cologne – MTC*
* = w/ Drug Church
North American Dates (Just announced)
February 26 – Denver, CO – Streets Of London
February 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Lunchbox
March 1- Las Vegas, NV- Evel Pie
March 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi-Hat
March 3 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
March 5 – Oakland, CA – The Golden Bull
March 7 – Portland, OR – Black Water
March 8 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
March 9 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
March 10 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
March 12 – Edmonton, AB – Temple
March 13 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino
March 14 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
March 15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
March 16 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry