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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The Weakerthans Announce Release of Concert DVD/CD

Indie rock heroes The Weakerthans new DVD-CD Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre, set for release on March 23, offers a jubilant testament to the Winnipeg band's considerable creative powers as both literary minded songwriters and charismatic live performers. Founded in 1997 the band has deep roots in the thriving North American indie scene. The band is revered for both their powerfully melodic folk punk sound and the vivid and inspired imagery of the lyrics - their beloved song "Plea from a Cat Named Virtute" is told from the point of view of a depressive's wise and knowing cat. The live DVD was recorded in April of 2009 as the band toured in support of their triumphant album Reunion Tour with an expanded line-up featuring trumpet, violin and female vocals, playing songs from all four acclaimed releases in front of an adoring and enthusiastic hometown crowd.

"This is investigative journalism with a heart of compassion, a steady back-beat and four buzzing power chords. If such a prize existed, it would be the leading candidate for this year's Punk Pulitzer." - Paste

"The band sounds richer than ever....it's not hard to imagine Death Cab for Cutie fans falling in love with this album. From "Night Windows" to "Civil Twilight" these songs are full of characters and tunes that stick. Maybe you're not eager for another melancholy song about the life of a touring musician, but on an album this engrossing, this good, you take what you can get." - New York Times

Weakerthans Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre Tracklisting:

1. Everything Must Go 2. Tournament of Hearts 3. Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris in 1969) 4. Night Windows 5. Reconstruction Site 6. Aside 7. Civil Twilight 8. Bigfoot 9. Plea from a Cat Named Virtute 10. The Reasons 11. Sun in an Empty Room 12. Left and Leaving 13. Wellington's Wednesdays 14. Benediction 15. Manifest 16. One Great City! 17. This is a Fire Door Never Leave Open 18. Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure

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