29 August 2005

Weakerthans

I'd never heard of this band until a week ago but I can safely say they have escalated to my top 25. The only way I can describe them is to say they sound like a more melodic and mellow Decemberists, but not really.
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The driver checks the mirror seven minutes late
The crowded rider's restlessness enunciates
The Guess Who sucked, the Jets were lousy anyway
The same route everyday
And in the turning lane
Someone'’s stalled again
He'’s talking to himself
And here'’s the price of gas, repeat his phrase

I hate Winnipeg
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- The Weakerthans, One Great City! -Reconstruction Site



I'm such a sucker for folk music it's not even funny.

3 comments:

Jon said...

Funny, remember how I said I had a few albums I needed to get to you that I thought you'd like? Weakerthans was at the top of that list. The props go to Scott for the tip. I have Fallow and some other one ripped.

Jaxe said...

I'm on my way to find some samples. Thanks for the lead guys. I became a big Decemberists fan this year, and saw them live in Bloomington, IN a few months back!

Paul said...

cool jaxe, they're one of my favs as well. I'm told they're almost a direct copy of Neutral Milk Hotel, though I've never heard NMH.

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