The Weakerthans’ John K. Samson Announces Solo Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Weakerthans’ frontman, John K. Samson, has announced a new solo album called Winter Wheat. The album will be out on October 21st. John sat down to talk with the AV Club about the new album, and stream “Postdoc Blues.”


    And while Weakerthans fans have been held over by Samson’s 2012 solo album, Provincial, Winter Wheat has something that record didn’t: The Weakerthans rhythm section. Co-produced by [Jason] Tait—as well as Samson’s partner and collaborator, Christine Fellows—Winter Wheat sees three-fourths of The Weakerthans core turning up throughout the album.

     
  2. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can. Supporter

    Virtute lives.
     
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  3. smoke4thecaper

    hold on, let me catch my breath Supporter

    Then can I say I'm excited for this new Weakerthans album?? haha
     
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  5. Barcara

    Vivat Virtute

    Can't wait, loved Provincial. Heard this tune as well as some others when he opened for Bahamas last year (Jason is playing drums for Bahamas so he even came out and they cruised through this and Everything Must Go).

    Anyone looking for a fix, if you haven't already heard "The Falcon Lake Incident", you should check it out. It's a Jim Bryson album but The Weakerthans are the backing band, and it's great (as well as Jim's latest album if you're digging deeper).
     
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  6. jorbjorb

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    BOOM. nice
     
  7. Barcara

    Vivat Virtute

    And it's closer on the album, can't wait to have my heart broken all over again.
     
  8. kpatrickwood

    Give what you can. Supporter

    Backed. I love that record a lot.

    Yeah I thought that too. Haha... I'm genuinely nervous about it.
     
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  9. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Love the Weakerthans, love John K Samson, and I love this new song.
     
  10. highlyrefinedpirates

    Newbie

    the little riff in the beginning reminds me of the song Sun in the Morning by Future Islands.
    Pretty excited for this!
     
  11. Bryan Diem

    Trusted

    Fuck.yes.
     
  12. The Format

    Regular

    Love John K. Samson and all of his projects.

    Also think how much he has changed since his Propaghandi days - wow.
     
  13. Anarchivist

    Newbie

    Loved Provincial. Super stoked for 3/4ths of a Weakerthans album.
     
  14. Jared Luttrell

    Regular

    Really like the song, I'm excited for this.
     
  15. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    this album is fantastic
     
  16. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Will "Virtute At Rest" wreck me like I think it will?
     
  17. Barcara

    Vivat Virtute

    Oh man oh man oh man.
    What did you think of Provincial, for context?