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":
― niels, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink
New single sounds great, slightly new direction and the forthcoming album is s/t so should be interesting
― niels, Friday, 21 July 2017 06:32 (eight months ago) Permalink
still going stronghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liDW1ZIrP6g
― niels, Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:50 (six months ago) Permalink
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 (five months ago) Permalink
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 (five 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 (five 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 (five months ago) Permalink
― reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:08 (five months ago) Permalink
also, at times, laura marling and angel olsen
― reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 1 October 2017 22:09 (five months ago) Permalink
Whoah, I just heard this for the first time. Fantastic record!!
― kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink
Thirty is a great song, too
― niels, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:22 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink
Love this record.
― Matt DC, Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:25 (two months ago) Permalink
wow this is amazing
― Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 December 2017 15:48 (two months ago) Permalink
― Simon H., Friday, 29 December 2017 16:17 (two months ago) Permalink
getting pretty obsessed with this band
― Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:40 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink
I believe Loyalty is one of the most beautiful records ever made
― niels, Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:54 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink
Wow, that is powerful... made my eyes tear up a bit.
― niels, Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:34 (two months ago) Permalink
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 (one month ago) Permalink
that story is very powerful
― It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 February 2018 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink