Something Is Always on Fire Book Tour

SIAOF_FacebookHeader

Opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman has moved audiences around the world with her unique gifts. Among her many triumphs, she has won Juno Awards, been nominated for a Grammy, sung to a telecast of over 3 billion viewers at the opening of the 2010 Olympic Games, and soloed in the great concert halls of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. But her success has been matched by personal hardship. As she explains, “I believe I can now look back on my life and understand its trajectory, both the painful parts and the joyful parts. I know that I have been blessed on a scale which is almost ridiculous, but which is pretty much in balance with what I’ve experienced in heartache.”

“In this searingly honest and insightful memoir, Brueggergosman shares her experiences with music, but also her ongoing struggle to balance her ambition for a life fully lived with the traditions and responsibilities she has committed herself to. She reflects on the ups and downs of marrying young and the tragedy of losing children, on the efforts to understand who she has become in contrast to how she was raised, on how her health problems have changed her, on the psychological push-and-pull of being a performer and the unavoidable effects of consistent audience approval. Through it all, Brueggergosman has weathered the storms, bolstered by her faith and her family, and revelling in her appetite for music, food, yoga and sex.” –Google Books

Click HERE for tour dates

 

SPIN PREMIERES THE WEATHER STATION’s NEW VIDEO FOR “KEPT IT ALL TO MYSELF”

The Weather Station Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

The Weather Station Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

 

SPIN premiered “Kept It All To Myself” – Watch NOW 

The Weather Station, Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, will release her self-titled and fourth album on October 6th via Outside Music. After presenting lead single, “Thirty,” described by The FADER as “arresting folk-country,” the artist now shares “Kept It All to Myself” and its accompanying video, produced and directed by Maya Bankovic. “When I wrote the line ‘I Kept It All to Myself,’ I knew immediately I wanted it to be my entry to the canon of singalong,” says Lindeman. “It made me laugh, the idea of hearing ‘I Kept It All to Myself’ through loudspeakers, in clubs, through crowds. To sing out loud about privacy. But it’s true, too. I do keep most things to myself, for better or for worse. The song was my tribute to the unkempt acres of the unspoken-everything too crazy, beautiful, or strange to mention.”

 “An inspired continuation of a rich tradition of intensely-disciplined, self-interrogative pop songwriting. The taut arrangements on The Weather Station, adorned here with aerial surges of strings, create The Weather Station’s own specific music universe, at turns claustrophobic or extending all the way towards a distant horizon.”

- Winston Cook-Wilson, SPIN

 With The Weather Station, Lindeman reinvents her song craft with a vital new energy, framing her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. It’s an emotionally candid statement – a work of urgency, generosity and joy – that feels like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.  

 The album declares its understated feminist politics and new sonic directions from its first moments. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings, and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies. Reaching towards a sort of accelerated talking blues, Lindeman sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style. “I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” she explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.”

 

WATCH THE WEATHER STATION’S ‘THIRTY’ VIDEO

 

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Click HERE to watch ‘Thirty’ via The Fader

 

“What I like best about her new work is its confidence. . . Lindeman has a poet’s eye for precise, unsentimental detail (‘I noticed f**king everything,’ she sings, recounting a scene at a gas station), and the rigor of her narration recalls Courtney Barnett’s ‘Depreston’ . . . ” – New Yorker
 
“The music is similarly sweeping, kicking up dust with a steady acoustic guitar riff that Lindeman mirrors with her stoic delivery. . . As things move faster, she suggests that these subtle, shared moments are how we mark time. Few songwriters capture them with such fluidity.” – Pitchfork
 
The Weather Station, Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, will release her self-titled and fourth album on October 6th via Outside Music. After sharing lead single, “Thirty,” “a song about joy at the precipice of despair,” Lindeman now presents the songs accompanying self-directed video. As told to FADER, Lindeman says “I’ve always been curious what would happen if you presented a simple performance video, but instead of the usual enthusiastic audience and indomitable performer, you presented a disinterested or even hostile audience and a vulnerable performer.”
 
With The Weather Station, Lindeman reinvents her songcraft with a vital new energy, framing her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. It’s an emotionally candid statement – a work of urgency, generosity and joy – that feels like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories. It declares its understated feminist politics and new sonic directions from its first moments. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies. Reaching towards a sort of accelerated talking blues, she sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style. 
 
The Weather Station will tour North American this fall with James Elkington supporting on most dates. All dates are below and tickets are available at www.theweatherstation.net.
 
Watch The Weather Station’s “Thirty” Video -
http://www.thefader.com/2017/08/23/the-weather-station-thirty-music-video 
 
 
Listen to The Weather Station’s “Thirty” -
 
Pre-order The Weather Station:
 
The Weather Station Tour Dates:
Fri. Oct 20 – Gent, BE @ Trefpunt
Sat. Oct 21 – Utrecht, NE @ Ramblin’ Roots Festival
Mon. Oct 23 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Tue. Oct 24 – Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn
Thu. Oct 26 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Fri. Oct 27 – Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
Sun. Oct 29 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
Wed. Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg #
Thu. Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord #
Sat. Nov. 4 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett #
Sun. Nov. 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
Mon. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset #
Wed. Nov. 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre #
Fri. Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
Tue. Nov. 28 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade #
Wed. Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
Thu. Nov. 30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
Sat. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout #
Wed. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Thu. Dec. 7 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Fri. Dec. 8 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton
Sat. Dec. 9 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
 
# = with James Elkington
 
Download hi-res press images -
                                                               http://www.outside-music.com/label/artist/theweatherstation
 

 

The Weather Station Announce New Album

THE WEATHER STATION ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED ALBUM,
OUT OCTOBER 6TH ON OUTSIDE MUSIC, AND FALL TOUR
 
LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE, “THIRTY” HERE 

 

album_cover_hires_RGB

 

 

The Weather Station, Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, will release her self-titled and fourth album on October 6th via Outside Music in Canada, elsewhere on Paradise of Bachelors, and will tour North America this fall. Today, she presents the album’s lead single, “Thirty,” “a song about joy at the precipice of despair.”
 
The Weather Station has been acclaimed for her “measured, perceptive storytelling… an unmistakable and communicative voice, able to convey hope and hurt with equal clarity” (Pitchfork). With The Weather StationLindeman reinvents her songcraft with a vital new energy, framing her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. It’s an emotionally candid statement – a work of urgency, generosity and joy – that feels like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.
 
“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 declares its understated feminist politics and new sonic directions from its first moments. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies. Reaching towards a sort of accelerated talking blues, she sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style.
 
After two records made in close collaboration with other musicians, including Loyalty, which FADER called “the best folk album of the year,” and Exclaim!echoed with a stellar 9/10,  Lindeman self- produced for the first time since her debut. The band comprised touring bassist Ben Whiteley, drummer Don Kerr, and guests, including Ryan Driver (Jennifer Castle), Ben Boye (Ty Segall, Ryley Walker), and Will Kidman (The Constantines). But the heaviest thumbprint on the record belongs to Lindeman; she wrote the dense, often dissonant string arrangements and played most of the wending, tumbling guitar lines.
 
The Weather Station’s North American tour is on sale July 21st at 9am local time. Tickets are available at http://www.theweatherstation.net/tour/
 
Listen to The Weather Station’s “Thirty” HERE 
 
The Weather Station Tracklist:
1. Free
2. Thirty
3. You And I (on the Other Side of the World)
4. Kept It All to Myself
5. Impossible
6. Power
7. Complicit
8. Black Flies
9. I Don’t Know What to Say
10. In an Hour
11. The Most Dangerous Thing About You
 
The Weather Station Tour Dates:
Sun. July 23 – Field, ON @ River and Sky Festival
Wed. July 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin & Joshua Hedley
Fri. Aug 18 – Grand Manan, NB @ Summer’s End Folk Festival
Fri. Oct 20 – Gent, BE @ Trefpunt
Sat. Oct 21 – Utrecht, NE @ Ramblin’ Roots Festival
Mon. Oct 23 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Tue. Oct 24 – Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn
Thu. Oct 26 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Fri. Oct 27 – Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
Sun. Oct 29 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
Wed. Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
Thu. Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
Sun. Nov. 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Mon. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset
Wed. Nov. 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre
Fri. Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
Tue. Nov. 28 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Wed. Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Wed. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange