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“From front-to-back, this is the first Weather Station album that sounds as fleshed-out and powerful as the world it contains.” – Pitchfork

“…The song doesn’t gallop like its predecessors ‘Thirty’ or ‘I Kept It All To Myself.’ Instead, it calmly meanders, string arrangements bursting around it like hints of color flooding into a black and white image.” – Stereogum (#2 in The 5 Best Songs of The Week)

“…She evokes Joni Mitchell’s spirit on 11 immaculate tracks.” – Entertainment Weekly

“…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.” – NPR Music

“9/10. 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.” – Uncut

“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].” – MOJO

“9/10. This year’s most remarkable feat of songwriting.” – Drowned in Sound

“A model example of expanding an act’s sound without losing sight of what made them great to begin with.” – The Line Of Best Fit

 

Fresh from a sold-out show last night in London, The Weather Station, aka Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, is sharing a new video for the song “You and I (on the Other Side of the World) off her new, self-titled album. Many thanks to Noisey for the premiere, which also features an interview with Lindeman. While the premise for the video was Lindeman’s, it was directed by Colin Medley and filmed at the Ontario Fall Fair this summer. Here’s what Lindeman had to say about the film:

“It’s a simple love story. The two characters are always connected but always separate, which mirrors one’s state of being within a long relationship. The subtitles are a whimsy of mine, a way to include the lyrics but in a form once removed. The words are mostly ones an English speaker almost recognizes, but not quite. And they are beautiful in that way.”

Josh Terry of Noisey describes the song: “Over atmospheric guitars and gorgeous strings that Lindeman self-arranged, its startlingly stunning arrangement matches the lyrical heft.”

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. The album 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, Lindeman sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style. “I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” she explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.”
Lindeman is currently wrapping up a set of European dates before starting her North American tour, where she’ll be joined by fellow labelmate, James Elkington. She’s also announced a set of follow up European dates in early 2018.

 

 

The Weather Station Tour Dates:

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
Thu. Jan. 25 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Jan. 26 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
Sat. Jan. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Celtic Connections
Sun. Jan. 28 – Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social
Mon, Jan 30 – London, UK @ Oslo
Tue. Jan. 31 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds 2
Thu. Feb. 1 – Brighton, UK @ Latest Music Bar
Fri. Feb. 2 – Bristol, UK @ Croters Rights
Sat. Feb. 3 – Liverpool, UK @ Central Library

# = with James Elkington

 

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