​The Weakerthans' John K Samson Releases Three New Songs as Vivat Virtute

It's the bandleader's new project with his partner Christine Fellows

BY Emilie Richardson-DupuisPublished Jun 2, 2023

John K. Samson, bandleader of Winnipeg indie vets the Weakerthans, has released three new songs as Vivat Virtute (which roughly translates to Virtute lives) with his partner, singer-songwriter Christine Fellows.  

The songs are called "Royal Bank of Canada," "Budget Delegations" and "All My Ex-Boyfriends Are You," and together, they make up their new EP, June First

Samson said the EP is "marking ten years without alcohol," and said, "Also a sweet coincidence, I was at the Manitoba Legislature this morning to watch them pass a unanimous motion to ask the hockey hall of fame to induct Reggie Leach."

June First follows Vivat Virtute's mostly instrumental album Hold Music, released in February. 

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