Halfway through her European tour supporting Basia Bulat and Damien Jurado, and nearly a year after the release of her groundbreaking album Loyalty (nominated for the Polaris Prize), Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station is sharing an intimate behind-the-scenes look at her songwriting and creative process, touching on how personal experience, emotional ambiguity, and the influences of other artists inform her work. The film includes footage of performances of the songs “Loyalty,” “Personal Eclipse,” and “Floodplain.”

The Weather Station will return to the UK for the Green Man Festival in Brecon in August.

Toronto filmmaker and photographer Colin Medley describes Sentiment and Memory this way:

“This short film came about towards the end of last summer, when The Weather Station was booked to play a small festival on the Toronto Islands. I tagged along with the band on the day of the show, capturing moments of travel and rehearsal, as well as the concert itself. Later Tamara and I sat down for an interview, and for an intimate performance in the kitchen of her home. I’m quite happy with how it turned out, since the original plan was simply to shoot a show. It turned into something so much more special.”

Thanks to Folk Radio UK for premiering the film; check out their post here.

 

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THE WEATHER STATION EU TOUR DATES:

26/04/16 – Stockholm (SE) – Södra Teatern *
28/04/16 – Koeln (DE) – Stadtgarten – Germany *
29/04/16–30/04/16 – Kilkenny (IE) – Kilkenny Roots Festival
01/05/16 – Valencia (ES) – Loco Club *
02/05/16 – San Sebastian (ES) – Intxaurrondo *
03/05/16 – Ourense (ES) – Auditorio Ourense *
04/05/16 – Lisbon (PT) – MusicBox *
05/05/16 – Madrid (ES) – Teatro Lara *
06/05/16 – Barcelona (ES) – Music Hall *

18/08/16–21/08/16 – Brecon (UK) – Green Man Festival

* w/Damien Jurado

 

LISTEN:

 

ACCLAIM FOR LOYALTY:

“Lindeman writes literate songs with unusual precision and sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation. There are many wise, deceptively simple insights on this wonderful album.”

– Uncut (#16 album of the 2015)

“A stunningly beautiful thing. Lindeman’s voice has acquired a new depth, a smoky, distant, intriguing quality, while both musically and lyrically this is an intricately constructed piece, exacted with a cool gaze and sensuality reminiscent of Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen.” 

– The Guardian

“The best folk album of the year.”

– The Fader

“A 40-minute glimpse into a secret world, where familiar people (sisters, mothers, lovers) and traditional sounds (a fingerpicked guitar, a patient piano) lead intriguing, uncanny lives. It’s a place that demands to be revisited. “

– Pitchfork

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