Title: Columbia House Party: 7. The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site (2003)
Date: December 16, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the seventh episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into The Weakerthans’ beautiful 2003 album Reconstruction Site.
In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy take you on a walk through the first snowfall of winter to the soundtrack of The Weakerthans. With sprinkles of Canadiana, a triumvirate of songs in iambic pentameter, and a track from the perspective of a cat, John K. Samson is at his absolute best on Reconstruction Site, the band’s 2003 album that directly inspired the next wave of emo-pop and many in the emo revival. Find out more about Samson’s love-hate relationship with Winnipeg, his quest to reclaim Neil Young’s honour, and where Jake ranks Samson among the greatest living song writers on this week’s podcast.
Check it out at Columbia House Party.