If you've heard the Weakerthans, you'll acknowledge that they fill a unique niche. Yeah, that phrase gets written about every band, and I'm sorry I started this article that way. In fact, forget that I wrote that--let's start over.
If you haven't heard the Weakerthans, you haven't heard one of Canada's best under-represented acts. From a firm emo/punk base, the band layers on pop, rock, folk, and country until you just can't call them anything, which makes writing about them very difficult.