Photo by Perry Shimon.

 

Many thanks to Pitchfork for their kind words about the lead single “Thirty” from The Weather Station’s upcoming self-titled album. You can read the full review here.

“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

Our friends over at Uproxx also had some nice things to say about the new single:

“In listening to “Thirty,” it feels Lindeman is taking you on a journey through her heart, her experiences, and her year hitting that emotional age — thirty. She seems to be simultaneously recognizing her struggle but also giving up her pain to her listeners, to the world with the emotional release that is evident through this fast-paced track that almost feels like a facetious laugh in the face of distress.”

– Stephanie Stoneback, Uproxx

 

The Guardian Observer New Review wonders: Is Tamara Lindeman Americana’s best-kept secret?

 

Thanks to Leah Mandel for putting “Thirty” on Fader’s 15 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week.

“Thirty” also made it into Stereogum’s 5 Best Songs of the Week.

Finally, many thanks to the incomparable Amanda Petrusich, one of our very favorite writers, for describing “Thirty” for The New Yorker:

The new record I’m most excited about right now is by the Weather Station, a folk outfit from Toronto fronted by the singer and songwriter Tamara Lindeman. “Thirty,” the first single from “The Weather Station,” the group’s fourth record, which comes out this fall, is a song that could take a punch to the face—an urgent retelling of her thirtieth year, its triumphs, its jokes, and its failures, and how difficult it is, sometimes, to tell those things apart. 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. “That was the year I was thirty, that was the year you were thirty-one,” Lindeman sings. How does a person suss out the proper arc of a life? She doesn’t know, either. “That was the year that we lost or we won.”

– Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker

 

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Don’t forget: pre-order customers will be entered into a drawing for a test pressing and PoB t-shirt.

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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.

 

The Weather Station on tour:

07/23 — Field, ON @ River and Sky Festival
07/26 — Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
08/18 — Grand Manan, NB @ Summer’s End Folk Festival
10/20 — Gent, BE @ Trefpunt
10/21 — Utrecht, NE @ Ramblin’ Roots Festival
10/23 — London, UK @ The Lexington
10/24 — Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn
10/26 — Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
10/27 — Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
10/29 — Berlin, DE @ Monarch
11/01 — Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
11/02 — San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
11/05 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/06 — Seattle, WA @ Sunset
11/08 — Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre
11/09 — Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
11/28 — New York, NY @ Rough Trade
11/29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
12/02 — Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
12/06 — Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange

LISTEN TO “THIRTY”