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Thursday, January 26th, 2012

John K. Samson Premieres New Video For "Longitudinal Centre"

John K. Samson is the singer-songwriter for the acclaimed indie rock band The Weakerthans and he just released his highly anticipated full length solo album, Provincial, this January 24th via Epitaph-Anti Records.

Samson has also released an intensely evocative cinematic clip for the song "Longitudinal Centre" from Provincial. The footage provides a perfect visual companion to the poignant up-tempo track. To watch the video please go to href="http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/01//premiere-john-k-samson-longitudinal-centre">IFC.com>.

Provincial contains newly recorded versions of songs from Samson's previous two EPs, City Route 85 and Provincial Road 222, alongside a collection of beautifully evocative new tracks. The songs traverse four routes woven into the prairie landscape of Manitoba, the Canadian province where Samson lives. They are hymns for the departed and rockers for the living, songs about dying villages, Icelandic longing, snowplows, broken glass, satellites, hockey skates, and staff room romances.

The Weakerthans were born out of the Winnipeg-punk-scene. The group's breakthrough album Reconstruction Site and its celebrated follow up Reunion Tour deftly merged a melodic punk with Bob Dylan-Ray Davies lyrical insights, earning a wider fan base and establishing Samson as a songwriter of immense talent. Paste Magazine wrote of Reunion Tour, "If such a prize existed, it would be the leading candidate for this year's Punk Pulitzer."

John K. Samson & The Provincial Band Tour Dates

3/7 Kingston, ON at The Grad Club 3/8 Ottawa, ON at Mavericks Bar 3/9 Montreal, QC at La Sala Rossa 3/10 Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall 3/11 Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer 3/13 Washington DC at Black Cat 3/15 New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom 3/14 Hoboken, NJ at Maxwell's 3/16 Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe 3/17 Buffalo, NY at Mohawk 3/18 Hamilton, ON at The Casbah 3/20 London, ON at The Aeolian Hall 3/21 Guelph, ON at E-Bar 3/22 Toronto, ON at Great Hall 3/27 Winnipeg, MB at West End Cultural Centre 3/28 Regina, SK at The Exchange 3/29 Edmonton, AB at The Royal Alberta Museum Theater 3/31 Vancouver, BC at The Biltmore 4/1 Seattle,WA at Tractor Tavern 4/2 Portland, OR at Doug Fir 4/5 San Diego, CA at The Casbah 4/6 Los Angeles, CA at The Troubadour 4/7 San Francisco, CA at Bottom of the Hill 4/8 Santa Cruz, CA at The Atrium 4/11 Bellingham, WA at The Shakedown 4/13 Calgary, AB at The Palomino 4/12 Kamloops, BC at Hero's Pub 4/14 Saskatoon, SK at Amigos Cantina

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