The Weather Station

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The Weather Station
Frontwoman Tamara Lindeman performing at the 2015 Hillside Festival
Frontwoman Tamara Lindeman performing at the 2015 Hillside Festival
Background information
OriginToronto
GenresFolk music, experimental music
Years active2006 (2006)–present
LabelsParadise of Bachelors (U.S., Europe, Australia) and Outside Music (Canada); previously You've Changed Records
Associated actsBahamas, Bruce Peninsula, Daniel Romano, Baby Eagle
Websitetheweatherstation.net
MembersTamara Lindeman
Ben Whiteley
Will Kidman
Ian Kehoe
Past membersJack Donovan
Simon Borer
Dwight Schenk
Elaine Kelly
Adrian Cook

The Weather Station is a Canadian folk music band fronted by Tamara Lindeman, formed in 2006. The band membership has changed over the years, but as of November 2018 includes Lindeman, with Ben Whiteley on bass, Will Kidman on electric guitar and keys, and Ian Kehoe on drums.

The debut album The Line was released in 2009. The second album, All of It Was Mine, made in collaboration with Daniel Romano, was released in 2011.[1][2]

Lindeman was a nominee for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for The Weather Station's song "Mule in the Flowers", co-written with Steve Lambke.[3]

The band's third album, Loyalty, was recorded at La Frette studios near Paris, France, with Afie Jurvanen and Robbie Lackritz, who have worked on albums with Bahamas, Feist, Zeus, and Jason Collett. Loyalty was released on May 5, 2015, on Paradise of Bachelors (U.S. and worldwide) and Outside Music (Canada).[4][5]

The self-named 4th studio album was released on October 2017, on the Paradise of Bachelors (U.S. and worldwide) and Outside Music (Canada). The 11 tracks are purest indie folk.[6] On 18 October 2018, Live At Union was released independently as a limited edition available on Bandcamp.

The band's 2021 album Ignorance was released worldwide on Fat Possum Records on 5 February 2021 and a small part (digital or vinyl only) on Next Door Records in Canada. The ten tracks were recorded with two percussionists, a saxophonist and a flutist, plus bass, keys, and guitar. Songwriter Tamara Lindeman wrote and produced all the songs. The album's theme is based on Lindeman's contemplation of the global climate crisis. Lindeman explained album's title in an NPR interview as "about this process of moving through denial into understanding".[7] It was shortlisted for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
BEL

[9]

UK
[10]
The Line
All of It Was Mine
  • Released: August 16, 2011
  • Label: You've Changed
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
Loyalty
  • Released: May 12, 2015
  • Label: Paradise Bachelors
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
The Weather Station
  • Released: January 19, 2018
  • Label: Paradise Bachelors
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
Ignorance
  • Released: February 5, 2021
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
136 61
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

  • East EP (2008)
  • Duets #1–3 (2013)
  • What Am I Going to Do with Everything I Know EP (2014)[11][12]

Singles[edit]

  • "Robber" (2021)
  • "Tried to Tell You" (2021)
  • "Parking Lot" (2021)
  • "Atlantic" (2021)
  • "Impossible"
  • "You and I (On the Other Side of the World)"
  • "Kept It All to Myself"
  • "Thirty"
  • "Floodplain"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terauds, John (August 15, 2011). "Weather Station’s pleasant evenings, and more", Toronto Star. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Masters, Marc and Currin, Grayson (March 15, 2012). "The Out Door: Border Crossing: Deciding Factors: The Weather Station", Pitchfork.com. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. ^ (July 10, 2013). "Mo Kenney claims SOCAN songwriting prize". CBC News. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Wheeler, Brad (May 8, 2015). "Why Toronto folk singer Weather Station is a warm patch of sunlight", The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Murphy, Sarah (January 14, 2015). "The Weather Station Signs to Paradise of Bachelors for 'Loyalty' LP", Exclaim!. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Weather Station The Weather Station". musikexpress.de. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  7. ^ "On 'Ignorance,' The Weather Station Compels You To Care". npr.org. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  8. ^ David Friend, "Dominique Fils-Aimé, Mustafa, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson are among the 10 artists shortlisted for this year's Polaris Music Prize". Toronto Star, July 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "The Weather Station - Ignorance". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  10. ^ "WEATHER STATION | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  11. ^ Currin, Grayson Haver (October 17, 2014). "The Weather Station: What Am I Going to Do With Everything I Know", Pitchfork.com. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  12. ^ Houle, Zachary (October 16, 2014). "The Weather Station: What Am I Going to Do With Everything I Know EP", PopMatters. Retrieved February 26, 2015.

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