With her show at The Lexington selling out quickly, we welcome back Tamara Lindeman, a.k.a The Weather Station, early next year.
The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by Lindeman. The most fully realized statement to date from the Toronto songwriter, 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.
Throughout, the record grapples with some of the darkest material Lindeman has yet approached: it is, according to her, the first album on which she touches on her personal experiences of mental illness. And yet the gesture inherent to the record is one of unflinching embrace. Despite it all, the characters “fall down laughing, effervescent, and all over nothing, all over nothing.” “Well, I guess I got the hang of it” she sings wryly, “the impossible.” By saying more than ever before, The Weather Station seeks to reveal the unnamable, the unsayable void that lies beneath language and relationships. It’s willfully messy and ardent and hungry. And that, perhaps, is very rock and roll, after all.
Support comes from Red River Dialect who release their new album, Broken Stay Open Sky in February. Recorded largely live in the studio, this is the band’s most ambitious and emotionally affecting work to date: atmospheric but deeply rooted, equally concerned with investigating the concrete and the cosmic, both quiet details of the everyday and looming matters of faith. Listen to the LP’s title track below.
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Tickets £11 +bf adv.
1A Amhurst Rd, London, E8 1LL