Dine Alone Records and Canadian punk outfit Single Mothers are excited to present “Nausea,” the new single lifted from the Friday, October 28 release of the band’s forthcoming album, Everything You Need. Following the release of album singles “Baby Bird” and “Enough For You,” “Nausea” is yet another attitude-filled ripper taken from an LP that relies squarely on frontman Drew Thomson’s songwriting for the very first time in the band’s long and compelling history. Everything You Need is definitely a different sounding record from the band’s last three, but no record Single Mothers has ever released has sounded like the previous one. Each release has had a different lineup and this is no different.
The title comes from a convenience store Thomson walked past almost every day during the pandemic, and he was drawn to the poetic moment he thought it represented. “Everything you need,” he says, “is just such a beautiful name for a place that sells lottery tickets and cigarettes and Coke Zero and Oh Henry’s.” The store is now gone, closed and the sign isn’t there, but listening to this new record, over all that the world has gone through in the last few years, made him think about how “Everything You Need” can sometimes be anything at all. That along with his sobriety that has spanned six years informs the music found on this new showcase and the ever-evolving nature this band is built upon.