The Weather Station

104.7 The Point welcomes

The Weather Station

Eastern Mountain Time

Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Showcase Lounge

$12 advance | $15 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Weather Station
The Weather Station
The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully realized statement to date, 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.

“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. On past records, Lindeman has been a master of economy. Here her precisely detailed prose-poem narratives remain as exquisitely wrought as ever, but they inhabit an idiosyncratic, sometimes disorderly, and often daring album that feels, and reads, like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.

Her previous album Loyalty was recorded at La Frette Studios in France in the winter of 2014 with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist). Nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, it earned praise from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Uncut, and MOJO, among many others, who celebrated its delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, ambiguities, complex metaphors, and rich details of the everyday.

Lindeman and her band have toured extensively in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a headliner and as support for artists such as The War on Drugs, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, Bahamas, and Basia Bulat.
Eastern Mountain Time
In August of 2016 Eastern Mountain Time went into the barn/studio to start working on the songs for their follow up to 2015’s self-titled album, Eastern Mountain Time (released on Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s burst & bloom records). The goal was to craft a song cycle that would serve as a nod to both golden country and northern New England’s green mountains. In the year leading up to these sessions Sean Hood (guitar & vocals), Danny LeFrancois (drums & vocals), and Jason Pappas (bass) played countless - eh, you could probably count ‘em - Eastern Mountain Time shows throughout Vermont and the northeast, crafting and living inside of the songs that would come to make up the bulk of Mountain Country. In order to make a real-deal country album, the band enlisted Paper Castles’ Brennan Mangan to play pedal steel guitar, piano, and organ. It immediately became clear during recording that Mangan’s vision and skill would pair beautifully with the band’s musical sensibilities and he has since become a steady member of the EMT live band.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/