The Weakerthans is a four-piece (and sometimes six-piece) Canadian indie rock band.
The band was formed in 1997 in Winnipeg, Manitoba by John K. Samson, after he left the punk band Propagandhi to start a publishing company. Samson joined forces with bassist John P. Sutton and drummer Jason Tait, both from Propagandhi's Winnipeg-punk-scene mates Red Fisher, and created The Weakerthans as a vehicle for a more melodic and introspective brand of songwriting than their previous projects.
One origin story for the band's name, as quoted in the liner notes of Fallow, is a line from the 1992 film The Lover: "Go ahead, I'm weaker than you can possibly imagine." The band's name may also refer to a Ralph Chaplin quote from "Solidarity Forever": "What force on Earth can be weaker than the feeble strength of one?" The band alludes to this line in the song "Pamphleteer" from the album Left and Leaving.Читать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Fallow [07.12.1997, альбом]
- Left and Leaving [25.07.2000, альбом]
- Watermark [31.01.2001, макси-сингл]
- Reconstruction Site [25.08.2003, альбом]
- Reunion Tour [24.09.2007, альбом]
- The Falcon Lake Incident [19.10.2010, альбом]
- iTunes Session [14.06.2011, альбом]
- 2003-11-06: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Live Session EP [19.06.2009]
- Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre [23.03.2010]