The Weather Station, project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman, will close out the festival’s Canvas Cabaret stage on Sunday, July 10th. Ignorance, the new album by The Weather Station, has remade what the project sounds like once again. Lindeman has used the occasion of a new record to create a new sonic landscape, tailor-made to express an emotional idea.
Emerging out of Toronto’s vibrant folk scene, Lindeman debuted a moody, introspective sound with her independently released East EP in 2008. Her LP The Line followed in 2009, expanding on an earthy, lyrical style, driven by her distinctive fingerpicked guitar and banjo parts. For the next Weather Station release, Lindeman worked with friend and collaborator Daniel Romano, signing with his You’ve Changed Records label to release the critically acclaimed follow-up, All of It Was Mine, in 2011. Lindeman earned a SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination in 2013 for a co-write with Steven Lambke of the Constantines. After the release of 2014’s What Am I Going to Do, with Everything I Know EP, she signed with North Carolina label Paradise of Bachelors and traveled to Paris to record her third LP, Loyalty. It became somewhat of a critical breakout album. Lindeman followed up in 2017 with an eponymously titled LP that saw an expansion of the Weather Station sound into more rock-oriented territory. Now in 2021, Lindeman leads us into a brilliant and bold new sonic landscape with Ignorance. The record continues to garner accolades, having landed at #1 on the Canadian Indie Label Chart with Pitchfork giving the single “Robber” a spot on their “The 100 Best Songs of 2020”.