Jim Bryson and The Weakerthans – The Falcon Lake Incident (Review)


Falcon Lake Incident can be two things.

The album dropped on October 19th.
On October 18th I went to Raw Sugar Cafe for the listening party for the album.

Truly one of Ottawa’s best performing musician and songwriters at the moment.
Its been three years since he released Where the Bungalows Roam (Review).
The album is not just about the incident that happened in 1967.
Being recorded in Falcon Lake, Manitoba with The Weakerthans, I am really surprised on the ten tracks having more of a upbeat rock feel.
The songs are more about Jim’s personal experience and the journeys he endeavors.

Surprised to hear the lovely Jill Barber in the song Freeways in The Frontyards
John K Samson does sing backup in some of the tracks in the album.
Metal Girls one of my favorite since I remember him singing it live and getting the audience to sing the chorus part.
While the final track Anything At All goes all epic crazy with the guitar distortion sounding like the UFO has lifted off or crashed.
Not disappointed at all with the album and the whole wait was worth it.
Get it on vinyl, it sounds ten times better!
Best tracks:

  • Raised All Wrong
  • Metal Girls
  • [audio:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4791237/02%20Metal%20Girls.mp3]
  • Fell Off The Dock
  • Wild Folk
  • Constellation
  • [audio:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4791237/05%20Constellation.mp3]
  • Freeways in The Frontyards
  • Up All Night
  • Decidedly
  • Anything At All

Definitely one of Jim’s finest work to date.
If I rate this, it would be a 10/10
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Comments

  1. Marco

    Great album! I’ve been a big fan of both Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans for years, so this was an easy purchase! 🙂

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