I sure do love me some Weakerthans. And for those who wonder, Jim Bryson is THIS GUY.
It’s weird I didn’t own this until my latest trip to Taranna with Mike. Seems like the kind of thing I’d have bought on new release day… But anyway, here it is now and it is glorious.
This is, mostly, late night highway cruise music, somewhere out across the prairie and not a light to mark civilization in sight. It’s gonna be a long drive (one song even says “everywhere’s a long drive from here”) but this album will get us there. For anyone who’s travelled in Canada, you’ll know we’ve got a lot of space in this big ol’ loveable lug of a country of ours, and it’s all beautiful.
Just like this record. Completely recommended.
PS: The Falcon Lake Incident? If you like UFOs, READ ABOUT IT HERE!
PPS: Super-cool that they recorded this album in a cottage at Falcon Lake!
PPSS: Gord Sinclair (Tragically Hip) and Jill Barber make appearances on this record too!