Written by Nick Heer.

Left and Leaving

I’ve been fearing this day for a while now, and it’s arrived. The Weakerthans are over. Drummer Jason Tait:

Word is getting out that The Weakerthans are done. Here’s the song we used to take the stage to for years. Bye bye.

I’ve liked a lot of bands and artists over the years, and listened to a shitload more, but the Weakerthans have stuck by my side for everything. I’ve seen them live four or five times, the last time being a few years ago, and hearing the double snare hit at the beginning of “Psalm for the Elk’s Lodge Last Call” still gives me chills. For my money, they are the best band Canada has ever created. I will greatly miss seeing them live.

They’re on Apple Music, if you have no idea what this post is all about. I’m sure you’ll find something you like, though my recommendations are the aforementioned “Psalm”, “This is a Fire Door”, “Leash”, “Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist”, and this post’s title, “Left and Leaving”.