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The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by TheWeather
Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully
realized statement to date, it 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.

“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that
sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and
roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that
declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic
directions, from its first moments. On past records, Lindeman has been a
master of economy. Here her precisely detailed prose-poem narratives remain
as exquisitely wrought as ever, but they inhabit an idiosyncratic,
sometimes disorderly, and often daring album that feels, and reads, like a
collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.

Her previous album Loyalty was recorded at La Frette Studios in France in
the winter of 2014 with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz
(Feist). Nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, it earned praise from
The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Uncut, and MOJO, among many others, who
celebrated its delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double
meanings, ambiguities, complex metaphors, and rich details of theeveryday.

Lindeman and her band have toured extensively in North America, Europe,
Australia, and Japan, both as a headliner and as support for artists such
as The War on Drugs, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, Bahamas, and Basia
Bulat.

“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

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