John K. Samson

"Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San"

John K. Samson"Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San"
We recently named John K. Samson's upcoming Provincial our Most Anticipated Canadian Album of 2012, so we're excited to feast our ears on a new track called "Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San" from the Weakerthans frontman's solo LP.

This one is a lot more down-tempo than the first sample we heard from Provincial, and it scales back the distortion in favour of acoustic plucking and Samson always-poignant vocals. Eventually a shuffling drum beat and sawing violin enter to beef up the bare-bones arrangement. Take a listen below.

Provincial comes out January 24 via Epitaph.

Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San by Exclaim!
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