Incognito at the country fair, a surreptitious romance is revealed to its participants in the new video from the Weather Station, the folk-rock persona of Tamara Lindeman. Intimate yet not hushed, emotive but not extroverted, “You And I (On The Other Side Of The World” is the third single from the Weather Station’s self-titled collection, its fourth. On the new album, Lindeman ever so slightly turns it up a notch from the understated vocals and deft finger-picking that characterizes her previous work.
Invariably, it will be noted that Lindeman cuts a figure similar to the one drawn by Joni Mitchell, her Canadian folk-rock forebearer; the vocal stylings recall Suzanne Vega; and this musical niche is currently shared by Laura Marling. Ultimately, the Weather Station isn’t to be judged by its formal innovations. Lindeman creates music with purpose and confidence, her stories striking a resonant chord within the listener. Utterly disarming, the Weather Station merits your attention.
THE WEATHER STATION ON TOUR:
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
A sociology professor living in upstate New York, Leonard Nevarez is patiently waiting until his kids are old enough for a family roadtrip to Maryland Deathfest. He blogs at musicalurbanism.org and is writing a book about Martha & the Muffins and the late 70s/early 80s downtown Toronto music scene.