We are delighted, amid this July heat, to share a major new work by one of our favorite writers—of song, poetry, prose, or otherwise.

The Weather Station, the project of Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, will release her fourth album on October 6th, with the band touring North America and Europe this fall. Her most fully realized and forthright statement to date, The Weather Station is a work of profound urgency, artistic generosity, and joy. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman’s acclaimed songwriting practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence.

Today, courtesy of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, she presents the album’s indelible lead single, “Thirty.” Tamara writes, movingly:

“For women, 30 is the number you’re taught to fear.  When you’re 25, you picture it like falling off the edge of a cliff, into some amorphous bisected destiny – one path children, suburbia, the other some sort of cartoonish loneliness.  I was 30.  My parents had just gotten divorced, my friends were having kids, and I was touring Europe in a station wagon.  And I was incredibly happy.  Losing my mind over Swedish rest stops and laughing in parking lots with my friends.  I wrote the song about that precise moment – joy balanced on the cusp of despair.”

Pitchfork weighed in with a breathless track review:

“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

 

PRE-ORDER THE WEATHER STATION:

Or support via:  Bandcamp  (LP/CD/digital) |  Other Options (LP/CD/digital/streaming) | Local Record Stores

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.

 

Photo by Alexandrea Scotland.

 

Contingent on manufacturing schedules, pre-orders will ship approximately a week in advance of the October 6, 2017 worldwide release date. All pre-orders include an immediate 320k MP3 download of lead single “Thirty.” Pre-order customers will be entered into a drawing for a test pressing and PoB t-shirt.

For digital-only preorders, please visit Bandcamp (which also offers uncompressed, high-resolution audio files) or your favorite digital marketplace.

 

LISTEN TO “THIRTY”

 

THE WEATHER STATION TOUR DATES

EU tickets now available; North American tour on sale July 21st at 9am local time.
Tickets are available at www.weatherstation.net.

Sun. July 23 – Field, ON @ River and Sky Festival
Wed. July 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin & Joshua Hedley
Fri. Aug 18 – Grand Manan, NB @ Summer’s End Folk Festival
Fri. Oct 20 – Gent, BE @ Trefpunt
Sat. Oct 21 – Utrecht, NE @ Ramblin’ Roots Festival
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
Sun. Oct 29 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
Wed. Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
Thu. Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
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
Sat. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Wed. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange

 

 

ACCLAIM FOR THE WEATHER STATION & LOYALTY

“Timeless… Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork

“She writes literate songs with unusual precision & sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation.” – Uncut

“Bob Dylan aside, the singer-songwriter I’ve listened to most over the past year, & to whom I expect to be paying attention for many more to come, is Tamara Lindeman, who, under the name the Weather Station, performs songs notable for a conversational fluency, a diarist’s powers of observation, & a quiet refusal of emotional simplicities.” – Richard Williams, The Guardian

‘”The best folk album of the year.” – The Fader

“Tradition-spanning contemplative folk that captures rare beauty in both lyrics and melodies.” – Rolling Stone

“Her lyrics are nothing short of stunning; she captures the rare intimacy of understanding someone to the point that you hardly need words to communicate anymore.” – The Bluegrass Situation

“One of the best albums of 2015. A collection of skeletal folk songs that render tiny miseries into tender comforts.” – Stereogum

“A moving, melancholic, magnificent piece of work.” – The Line of Best Fit

RIYL Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, Ryley Walker, Itasca, Bill Callahan, Joan Shelley, Kurt Vile, Angel Olsen, Meg Baird, Julie Byrne, Aldous Harding, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Linda Perhacs, John Martyn, Shirley Collins, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention.

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