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N.B.: To celebrate the release of their new self-titled album, The Weather Station’s Loyalty (PoB-019) is now on sale for $15 LP/$10 CD/$23 LP+CD/$5 MP3.

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Following a First Listen hosted by NPR Music, the new self-titled album by The Weather Station is out today, finally fully with us in the world. Now more than ever, we need these songs of emotional and psychological complexity and interrogative clarity amid ambiguities. Take a listen and a look below, buy a copy from your favorite local shop or mailorder, and (re)discover the power of Tamara Lindeman‘s singular songwriting, which is being compared to the short stories of Raymond Carver, or (our favorite line by critic Richard Williams)  akin to “Sam Shepard writing haiku.”









Tickets are available at

Fri. Oct 20 – Gent, BE @ Trefpunt $
Sat. Oct 21 – Utrecht, NE @ Ramblin’ Roots Festival $
Sun. Oct. 22 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East (performance & signing)
Mon. Oct 23 – London, UK @ The Lexington $
Tue. Oct 24 – Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn $
Thu. Oct 26 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin $
Fri. Oct 27 – Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label $
Sat. Oct. 28 – Eindhoven, NE @ DDW Music Festival $
Sun. Oct 29 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch $
Wed. Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg #
Thu. Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord #
Sat. Nov. 4 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett #
Sun. Nov. 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
Mon. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset #
Wed. Nov. 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre #
Fri. Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall *
Tue. Nov. 28 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade #
Wed. Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
Thu. Nov. 30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
Fri. Dec. 1 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar #
Sat. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout #
Wed. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange *
Thu. Dec. 7 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle *
Fri. Dec. 8 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton *
Sat. Dec. 9 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning *
Sun. Dec. 10 – Fredericton, NB @ Yoga Grow *

$ = with Will Stratton
# = with James Elkington
* = with Bernice




9/10. Lindeman could never pass unrecognized. No one else is writing true-life songs with such a command of nuance and ellipsis, with such generosity of unguarded emotion and careful economy of means, like Sam Shepard writing haiku. – Richard Williams, Uncut

The new record I’m most excited about right now is by the Weather Station. Lindeman has a poet’s eye for precise, unsentimental detail (“I noticed fucking everything,” she sings, recounting a scene at a gas station), and the rigor of her narration recalls Courtney Barnett’s “Depreston,” maybe the best song ever written about ennui and real estate. – Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker

This one is on another level. These songs sit in a place between thought and expression, where the music flows confidently from heart to tongue. It’s filled with feminist politics, kindred spirits, conversations and heartbreak, all well played as inspired gems. She’s lived these words. They are her being. They are her stories. – Bob Boilen, NPR Music First Listen

The power of Tamara Lindeman’s music is in the details. Even more than her stark melodies, which often share the persistent flow of a car in motion, her lyrics provide the momentum, unfolding her narratives with patience and precision. As things move faster, she suggests that these subtle, shared moments are how we mark time. Few songwriters capture them with such fluidity. – Sam Sodomsky, Pitchfork 

4 stars. Getting direct to the emotional nub of a song, but with words aplenty, more like a Raymond Carver short story than Joni [Mitchell] or Bill [Callahan], so closely woven are these 11 tales of love (lost and found) and memory. – Martin Aston, MOJO

My favorite songwriter these past few years. Self-titled, the LP is a show of force in both what she sings and doesn’t. Another triumph. – Duncan Cooper, The FADER

An inspired continuation of a rich tradition of intensely-disciplined, self-interrogative pop songwriting. The taut arrangements on The Weather Station, adorned here with aerial surges of strings, create The Weather Station’s own specific music universe, at turns claustrophobic or extending all the way towards a distant horizon. – Winston Cook-Wilson, SPIN

Though the self-titled LP is every bit as gorgeous and engrossing as previous triumphs, it’s looser, more enraged, and far more restless. It’s a set of songs about defining oneself, about recognizing the changing winds that swirl around us, and dedicated to poring over the words and ideas that bind us together. It’s Lindeman’s most accomplished and seems to reveal more brilliance with each listen. – Jason Woodbury, Aquarium Drunkard

9/10. Tamara Lindeman, aka the Weather Station, is one of Canada’s best songwriters. The Weather Station is Lindeman’s loosest, most confident album yet, but it may also prove to be her most deeply psychological; she doesn’t hold back. – Sarah Greene, Exclaim!

9/10. The fourth album from Tara Lindeman aka The Weather Station is this year’s most remarkable feat of songwriting. It captures so much that its beauty is almost unbearable. – Emma Madden, Drowned in Sound

One of Canada’s finest folk songwriters and guitarists. – Caitlin White, UPROXX

Is Tamara Lindeman Americana’s best-kept secret? – The Observer New Review


Photo by Shervin Lainez.