As members of the last generation to grow up without the webbernet, we Weakerthans hesitate to overwhelm you with lame bulk emails. But there is more news to relate since the missive you received last week, so please take a cursory glance at anything that interests you here and then get on with your very important work (which I hope is mainly spent in the back yard drinking beer, playing the Banjo, and watching the dog chew sticks -- the tasks I have dedicated myself to lately).
Here are the official upcoming tour-dates:
May 28: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig - 19+
May 29: Toledo, OH @ Frankie's - all ages
May 30: Covington, KY @ Jillians - all ages
May 31: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga - all ages
June 1: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar - all ages
June 3: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells - all ages
June 4: Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw - 18+
June 5: Providence, RI @ Met Café - all ages
June 6: Buffalo, NY @ Burt Flickinger Athletic Center - all ages
June 7: Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix (early show doors 6:30 pm - all ages)
onelinedrawing and Motion City Soundtrack 28/05-29/05 and 1/06-7/06
Denali and Motion City Soundtrack 30/05-31/05
Dashboard Confessional 6/06
If you live in or near any of these places it would be great to see you at the show. The opening acts are exceptional. Fun will be had.
We're now fairly certain that in July we will take a brief trip to Europe to play London, Amsterdam, and the Visions Festival in Koln. We will let you know when we know more.
Reconstruction Site, our new full-length recording produced by Ian Blurton and mixed by Adam Kasper, will be released on August 26, 2003. The CD version will have Enhanced Content, including an odd rock video for the song "Our Retired Explorer Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961", which was filmed in March under the direction of Simon Hughes and Caelum Vatnsdal. It has sled dogs, a go-go dancer, an animatronic penguin, The Weakerthans in Antarctic explorer outfits, and features John Sutton as an utterly convincing Michel Foucault. I think it is indescribably strange and great.
That is all. Thank you for your attention.
JKS and The Weakerthans
P.S. Here's a poem about highway travel and cheap motels and some other