artist::The Weakerthans:Reunion Tour

Canadian indie heroes The Weakerthans launched their U.S. trek last week in Minneapolis in support of the band’s fourth studio album and strongest song-cycle yet, Reunion Tour. Released this week by Anti- to a flood of critical praise. Closing the four-year gap between albums and crafted among “the finest slaughterhouses, industrial sites and sub-degree temperatures” its Manitoba hometown has to offer, Reunion Tour has been worth the wait. Promising to be the indie rock record of 2007’s fourth quarter, it finds the band again partnering with Blurton, who oversaw 2003’s Reconstruction Site. Launched with the quirky, memorable rocker “Civil Twilight,” the charms of Reunion Tour quickly become evident on the rollicking “Relative Surplus Value,” the glistening, evocative indie pop of “Night Windows” and the endearing, lease-ending balladry of “Sun In An Empty Room.” And from the warm, pensive tone of “Virtue the Cat Explains Here Departure” to the reflective artful approach of the title track – replete with a steady pulse of flute and horns – Reunion Tour is The Weakerthans’ deepest and most heartfelt record yet.

here are a couple of songs from Reunion Tour:Night Windows.mp3
The Last One mp3

2007-09-29 The Clubhouse Tempe AZ
2007-09-30 Casbah San Diego CA
2007-10-02 El Rey Theater Los Angeles CA
2007-10-03 Slim’s San Francisco CA
2007-10-04 Hawthorne Theater Portland OR
2007-10-05 Neumos Seattle WA
2007-10-24 Magic Stick Detroit MI
2007-10-25 Metro Chicago IL
2007-10-26 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH
2007-10-27 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA
2007-10-28 9:30 Club Washington DC
2007-10-29 Trocadero Philadelphia PA

2007-10-30 Webster Hall New York NY
2007-11-01 The Roxy Boston MA

here are some older Weakerthans video:Aside

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