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 (nine months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

niels, Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:50 (four months 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

joni mitchell?

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

also, at times, laura marling and angel olsen

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

two months pass...

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

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

indeed!

Thirty is a great song, too

niels, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:22 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Love this record.

Matt DC, Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

wow this is amazing

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

great album

Simon H., Friday, 29 December 2017 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

getting pretty obsessed with this band

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


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