Published Feb 14, 2012In the coming months, John K. Samson will be touring in support of his recently released Provincial. Once the solo album cycle is done, however, he'll be reconvening with his band the Weakerthans to record a new album.
"We're going to start working on another Weakerthans record as soon as possible," Samson tells Exclaim! in an interview. "I'm looking forward to getting back into that culture again."
He admits that the band's plans are "very vague," but adds, "we know we're going to get together and play music. We just don't know where that's going to lead us."
Writing for the new collection has already begun, although the new songs are only in their formative stages.
"We just lifted the corner up on some songs late last year, and then put them away," he reveals. "They're more like sound shapes, as [bassist] Greg Smith would call them. They're not quite songs yet, but I'm excited about them."
So when can we expect the Weakerthans to release their long-awaited follow-up to 2007's Reunion Tour?
"We're all doing different things for at least the first half of this year and then we'll see how it goes," Samson says. "I can tell you that we'll be working on it, but I don't know how long that work will last."
In other words, you probably shouldn't hold your breath for the new Weakerthans album, but rest assured that it's coming -- eventually.
In the meantime, fans can get set for Samson's upcoming solo tour of North America. You can see all the stops here.