Contemporary Roots Album of the Year 2018

The Weather Station

The Weather Station

Category:

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Year:

2018

Label:

Outside

Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman aka The Weather Station is one of Canada’s biggest rising stars. Her most recent self-produced, self-titled album has received unanimous critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Drowned In Sound, Rolling Stone, MOJO, NPR, Exclaim!, The New Yorker, Spin, FADER, CBC, No Depression, NOW, The Independent and many more. Currently, the album is a Top 25 Album on Metacritic based on international reviews while first single ‘Thirty’ has over 500,000 streams on Spotify and has been featured on influential playlists like ‘The Pulse of Americana’ and ‘Folk & Friends’. The Weather Station’s previous album ‘Loyalty’ garnered a Polaris Prize nomination and was hailed by FADER as “the best folk album of the year.” Accumulated Canadian streams for The Weather Station’s releases total over 2.6 million.With her new album, 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. In support of the new record, The Weather Station will tour across North America and Europe, has performed on CBC q with Tom Power who hailed it as “one of the best albums of the year,” and recorded a gorgeous video session for CBC First Play Live. The lead single, “Thirty” has reached top 10 on CBC Radio 2 charts, is #1 at CKUA, and has reached top 10 at American specialty radio.