New Damage Records Drops Volume 1 of Switcheroo Series feat. Cancer Bats, Single Mothers + Tour

Toronto-based heavy music label New Damage Records has unleashed its very first Switcheroo split cover EP; featuring a collaboration between multiple Juno-nominated “local lords of heavy” Cancer Bats and post-hardcore heavyweights Single Mothers. Inspired by the original Dine Alone Records Switcheroo Series feat. Alexisonfire and Moneen, the New Damage Switcheroo Vol.1 sees Cancer Bats mashing up Single Mothers’ “Dog Parks” and “Switchoff”, and Single Mothers covering the Bats’ 2012 banger “Road Sick”. The split cover EP is now available both digitally and as a limited edition 7”. To listen to the cover tracks, click HERE.

“Ever since the first Switcheroo on Dine Alone Records featuring Alexisonfire and Moneen, we’ve always wanted to bring the series over to New Damage,” comments New Damage label rep Jake Myhal. “The Switcheroo is such a fun concept and we plan on releasing many more. Vol. 2 is already being discussed and it’s quite an ambitious crossover. Look forward to that and others in 2020!” 

Cancer Bats lead vocalist Liam Cormier had this to say about covering Single Mothers for the split EP, “When it came to picking Single Mothers songs to cover, we decided why stop at just ONE! We went for it and grabbed 2 and just mashed them into one song! Drew has such awesome lyrics, it was great to really dive into someone elses writing style and cadence and the Romano brothers wrote a scorcher of a punk track that made the whole thing a blast to play!”

Lead vocalist Drew Thomson chimes in on behalf of Single Mothers, “We knew we’d never sound as good as the Bat’s but we picked our favourite song anyways and tried our best not to ruin it while still having fun. Liam has told such a great story that we’re all living through with this song that it felt like, what a perfect one to go out on the road with. SMxCB 4 EVA.”

The release of the New Damage Switcheroo Vol. 1 coincides with a Canadian tour featuring both Cancer Bats and Single Mothers. The 15-date tour, which also includes support from Baltimore hardcore outfit Sharptooth, kicks off tomorrow in Sault Ste Marie and will wrap up in Calgary on September 28th. For a complete list of dates, please see below.

New Damage Switcheroo Vol. 1 – Cancer Bats & Single Mothers

01. Dog Parks / Switchoff (Single Mothers cover) – Cancer Bats
02. Road Sick (Cancer Bats cover) – Single Mothers

*Cancer Bats & Single Mothers Canadian Tour Dates
09.12.19 – Sault Ste Marie @ Soo Blaster
09.13.19 – Thunder Bay @ Crocks
09.14.19 – Winnipeg @ Park Theatre, SOS Festival
09.15.19 – Regina @ The Exchange
09.16.19 – Saskatoon @ The Capitol Music Club
09.17.19 – Fort McMurray @ The Den
09.18.19 – Grande Prairie @ Better Than Fred’s
09.20.19 – Vancouver @ Rickshaw Theatre
09.21.19 – Victoria @ Lucky Bar
09.22.19 – Whistler @ Garfunkel’s
09.24.19 – Kelowna @ Doc Willoughby’s
09.25.19 – Rossland @ Flying Steam Shovel
09.26.19 – Red Deer @ The Burgundy
09.27.19 – Edmonton @ Starlite
09.28.19 – Calgary @ The Gateway at SAIT


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