Exclusive Premiere: Check Out Single Mothers' New Animated Video, Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall)

The Canadian experimental punk band's latest is a hallucinogenic panic attack.

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Single Mothers are doing the emotional punk rock thing right. Rather than try too hard to sound poetic or mimic pop songs to sound sweet, the band just mixes hard-hitting chords with stream-of-consciousness lyrics that show more than tell the feelings behind the song. The band's new album, Through A Wall, channels that honesty, with frontman Drew Thomson yelling sentiments in which you can genuinely feel a sneer. Now, the band is heading out on tour in the Europe and the US next year, bringing their sound to the masses.

The band's new video for Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall) uses this tactic well. The animated blur of intertwining imagery, featuring healthy doses of influence from rock poster art and weirder webcomics, feels more compelling than any character-driven story it might have told. The result is a fun, panicked visual monologue that also scratches the lowbrow art itch.

According to Drew, "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."

Check out Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall) below:

If you dig the video, make sure to catch the band at one of the tour dates below:


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*


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
* = w/ Drug Church


Single Mothers' is out now. Buy it here.

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