The Weather Station (Tamara Lindeman)

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I don't know much about this band/artist, but Loyalty (2015) is a miracle of a record - I must have listened to it a hundred times. Comparisons to Bill Callahan and Joni Mitchell have been made. Suggestions for similar bands are v welcome but I'm also OK with this being fairly unique.

First track off Loyalty is called "Way It Is, Way It Could Be":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGcYb6O5ItQ

niels, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:32 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

New single sounds great, slightly new direction and the forthcoming album is s/t so should be interesting

https://youtu.be/D3F3DsXLSaw

niels, Friday, 21 July 2017 06:32 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

still going strong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liDW1ZIrP6g

niels, Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:50 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

New s/t album. Sounds very interesting, there are definitely joni mitchell vibes. She also has that crystal clear voice i cannot not listen to. The lyrics seem to be quite elaborate too.
http://www.npr.org/2017/09/28/552693955/first-listen-the-weather-station-the-weather-station

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 30 September 2017 12:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

great!

there's a good interview at
http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2017/09/25/the-weather-station-the-aquarium-drunkard-interview/

niels, Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Was a little lukewarm on the last record -- this one sounds like a step up. Joni vibes still very much there but a little more assured this time. Some nice string arrangements too.

tylerw, Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I am really falling in love with the album. Somehow her voice reminds me strongly of someone else's. But I don't know who it is. Especially when she whispers. It has got that folk rock tinge. It is not Sandy Denny though.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 1 October 2017 20:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

joni mitchell?

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

also, at times, laura marling and angel olsen

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Whoah, I just heard this for the first time. Fantastic record!!

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

indeed!

Thirty is a great song, too

niels, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

she sounds more asserted and direct on the new album, it's a lot rockier too, an interesting evolution from Loyalty, perhaps even, as many reviews have suggested, a more fully realized version of the Weather Station

and yet I have to admit that atm I prefer Loyalty, which to me is a masterpiece of understatement

on another note, I think new album opener "Free" is the first song I've heard to contain the word "adamant", beautifully sung

niels, Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Love this record.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

wow this is amazing

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 December 2017 15:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

great album

Simon H., Friday, 29 December 2017 16:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

getting pretty obsessed with this band

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

I hear they are very good live too, really hope to catch them on their next European tour

I'm noticing the lyrics more on s/t than Loyalty and there is no doubt she is a strong writer

niels, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I believe Loyalty is one of the most beautiful records ever made

niels, Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

It really is. This story and performance added a whole other dimension to it for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSwxbstOWnQ

Stevie T, Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow, that is powerful... made my eyes tear up a bit.

niels, Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I wanted permission, I wanted expedition, I wanted to have weight to throw around—for you to look up when I found something so beautiful, and I could tell you somehow. I’d never have to shout, you would listen to my know-how, all the love our love allows. I felt so clumsy and plain; I was filled with so much shame, just trying to say to say to say to say, to call out anything by name. Every line felt lifted, every smooth stone was pitted by the wind and rain that hit it, and I never could forget it like you forgot it. I wanted to set it all down so it would open to you like a flower; yes, I wanted power.

I just lose it at this bit - so, so beautiful. Thank you to everyone who voted for this in the 77 because this just destroys me <3

call me by your name..or Finn (fionnland), Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

that story is very powerful

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 February 2018 16:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I liked this album a lot at first and it's only grown on me, she's as good a songwriter as anyone operating right now

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 5 April 2018 19:27 (five months ago) Permalink

i was just googling about weather station and i had no idea she was an accomplished actress under the name tamara hope (?!)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_Hope

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 5 April 2018 19:35 (five months ago) Permalink

seeing her live next week and I am v. excited!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 5 April 2018 20:05 (five months ago) Permalink


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