The Weakerthans are John Samson's baby. His matter of fact nasal vocals are lent a heft through his novelist's eye for detail and his short story writer's editing skill. If you like, or love, the sparkle of John Darnielle's lyrics you have to give The Weakerthans a good listen.
Here's a video for Civil Twilight from the band's latest record on Epitaph Records,
Night Windows from Reunion Tour
Sun In An Empty Room from Reunion Tour
Last Last One from Fallow
Aside from Left and Leaving
Plea From a Cat Named Virtute from Reconstruction Site