The Weather Station
Thursday 1st February 2018
Red River Dialect
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £9 + booking fee / £11
On her fourth (and tellingly self-titled) album as The Weather Station, Polaris Prize-nominated (Canada’s Mercury!) Tamara Lindeman reinvents – and more deeply roots – her extraordinary, acclaimed songcraft, framing her precisely detailed, exquisitely wrought prose-poem narratives in bolder and more cinematic musical settings. The result is her most sonically direct and emotionally candid statement to date, a work of profound urgency and artistic generosity.
The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by The Weather Station. The most fully realized statement to date from Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman, 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.
Lindeman’s songwriting has always been deconstructive, subtly undermining the monoliths of genre with her sly sense of complexity and irony. She has generally been characterized as a folk musician, and yet with its subtext of community and tradition, the term “folk” has never quite fit The Weather Station’s work; the songs are too specific and lacerating. So appropriately, Lindeman’s so-called “rock and roll record” suspiciously stares down those genre signifiers—big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums—and interweaves 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, filling a few of these short, bruising songs with enough lyrics to populate a full album.
“Timeless… Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork
“She writes literate songs with unusual precision & sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation.” – Uncut
Support comes from:
Red River Dialect
London based, Cornish – Red River Dialect brew a lightly carbonated folk-rock from the psycho-spiritual malt of David Morris’ songwriting. Morris began molting and recording songs in 2002, and from 2006 the majority of these songs were performed as Red River Dialect; either solo or with a revolving configuration of musicians from the folk and improv scenes in Falmouth, a harbour town in the Celtic region of Cornwall.
The upcoming LP Broken Stay Open Sky will be released on the Paradise of Bachelors label.
DJ Jonny Morris will be spinning some tunes on vinyl for the night!
“Been DJing in the Hastings/Bexhill area for the past 12 years, supporting acts such as Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Ryley Walker, The Weather Station, Steve Gunn, Nadia Reid et al. Not tied down to a specific genre, I play what I want and when I want to; hoping that the crowd will come along for the ride!”
Check out his spotify taster playlist here
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