Friday, April 01, 2005

I know you're strong

The Weakerthans -- the best band since The Smiths. There. I've said it. John K. Samson has this uncanny ability to use all of his influences-- lyric poetry, literary and Marxist theory, country, punk, etc.-- to craft intricate and beautiful pop songs. The band nails it every time. You can't go to a Weakerthans show and not be uplifted. They can be sappy, hyper-emotive, highly political and still rock like bastards. There's a generosity and fierce intelligence in their music that restores my faith. I strongly suggest you visit them here.

And while you're at it, visit John K. Samson's brilliant publishing house

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