Photo by Shervin Lainez.

 

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

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.

 

 

“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.” – The FADER

“What I like best about her new work is its confidence. . . Lindeman has a poet’s eye for precise, unsentimental detail (‘I noticed f**king everything,’ she sings, recounting a scene at a gas station), and the rigor of her narration recalls Courtney Barnett’s ‘Depreston’ . . . “ – New Yorker

“The music is similarly sweeping, kicking up dust with a steady acoustic guitar riff that Lindeman mirrors with her stoic delivery. . . As things move faster, she suggests that these subtle, shared moments are how we mark time. Few songwriters capture them with such fluidity.” – Pitchfork

 

The Weather Station, Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, will release her self-titled and fourth album on October 6th. After sharing lead single, “Thirty,” “a song about joy at the precipice of despair,” via NPR’s All Songs Considered, Lindeman now presents the song’s accompanying self-directed video. As told to FADER, Lindeman says “I’ve always been curious what would happen if you presented a simple performance video, but instead of the usual enthusiastic audience and indomitable performer, you presented a disinterested or even hostile audience and a vulnerable performer.”

With The Weather Station, Lindeman reinvents her songcraft with a vital new energy, framing her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. It’s an emotionally candid statement – a work of urgency, generosity and joy – that feels like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories. It declares its understated feminist politics and new sonic directions from its first moments. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies. Reaching towards a sort of accelerated talking blues, she sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style.

The Weather Station will tour North American this fall with James Elkington supporting on most dates. All dates are below and tickets are available at www.theweatherstation.net.

 

The Weather Station Tour Dates:

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 #
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 #
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

# = with James Elkington