Single Mothers will be releasing their sophomore LP, ‘Our Pleasure,’ June 16 via Dine Alone Records and Big Scary Monsters (UK/Europe). To go along with the album announcement, they’ve shared a track from the new album titled Leash. A post-hardcore ballad crafted the way only Single Mothers could, the track is a nostalgic stand-out hitting on the innocence-met-with untamed passion and drama of young love. Take a listen to Leash via Soundcloud below.
After Single Mothers began to implode – the gold rush in Northern Ontario was over and Drew Thomson’s old career as a gold prospector was no longer available to go back to. Stuck in South Western Ontario without any money and at points living out of his van, the risk he took giving up everything for the band hadn’t seemed to pay off.
Ultimately, this exercise only strengthened his prolific and innate need to create. After a year of kicking around working part time jobs, a mutual friend called Thomson to check out a studio that had some time open. Thomson and Drummer Brandon Jagersky went to look at the place and immediately booked time for what would turn out to be ‘Our Pleasure’. Going in they didn’t have any songs or enough band members, but that was a familiar mess and they welcomed it—almost every Single Mothers release has had a different lineup. After a few phone calls Justis Krar, Single Mothers’ on again/off again guitar player re-joined and brought Ross Miller with him on bass. “I look at Single Mothers now more as a vessel that I’m happy to be riding in, or an apartment that people come to visit and leave little things behind in,” Thomson explains, “a couple beers or a shirt, or a poster on the wall, and those things build up and either make a home or just a pile of junk. It’s up to us to decide.
Included in the Our Pleasure pre-order bundles are the ‘Meltdown EP’ (2016) vinyl, the first time it’s been available on wax since release, and the Skylight 7” which includes two bonus tracks from the ‘Our Pleasure’ recording sessions.