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The Weather Station Announce TO Residency & First Vinyl Pressing of The Line

This December, The Weather Station will settle in for a hometown residency at Toronto’s Great Hall for three nights, performing two entire albums each evening. “It's an ambitious undertaking wherein I will play most of my back catalogue,” says Tamara Lindeman. “Six albums in three nights, from All Of It Was Mine to How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars. The shows will feature all star bands, and we'll be playing each album in its entirety, with full arrangement, and unreleased songs from each era as well.”

Night 1 of the residency will feature All Of It Was Mine and the 2014 EP What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know, “in addition to a few songs I wrote at the time and never released,” says Lindeman. “This will be a really special, intimate night.” On Night 2, The Weather Station will perform Loyalty andThe Weather Station. “These two records have a real synergy of theme and form; they’re records that are very much about travelling, expanding, seeking,” And finally, Night 3 will showcase Ignorance and How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars. “We never really had a chance to properly play How Is It and this show gives a chance to do that, with the beauty of the full original recording band,” says Lindeman. “It will feel like floating. Putting these two companion records in direct conversation will feel like the culmination of something really intangible; connecting the dots in full.”

In addition to the residency news, The Weather Station is also partnering with Bandbox to re-release The Line, in its first ever vinyl pressing, limited to 500 copies and shipping in late October. “The Line is my first album,” says Lindeman. “I recorded it all myself, from 2005-2009, teaching myself how to record, how to write, and how to be a musician all in the process. I mixed it myself, I recorded it all myself, I even painted the front cover art and released it on CD independently. It encompasses the creation of a band, a self, an artistic process, and captures the moment of someone figuring out what music is and how to make it. “I rarely talk about The Line and have always been content to let it fly under the radar. I made it in response to the passing of someone I had loved, and it is very much an album that is overtly about grief. People find it when they want to, and it is not for everyone. I see it as a young record, full of choices I would not make now. From the vantage point of time passed, I realize though that I'm fiercely proud and protective of this record, proud of what I did, what I attempted, what I made. I think too that, as a beginner songwriter and artist, already I was trying to score not just my own experience, but the universal experience of this thing; of the darkest nights that one can have, and the sort of blank wall midnight parts of the psyche. It makes for a heavy record, but I can look back with respect for my young self that I had the courage and the desire to go there, and hold nothing back.”

After performances at Montreal Jazz Fest and Mariposa Folk Festival this summer, The Weather Station is now on tour throughout North America with First Aid Kit before returning to Canada for stops at Calgary Folk Festival and Regina Folk Festival. Full tour dates can be found below.

Fri. July 14 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem ^

Sat. July 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ^

Sun. July 16 - Boston, MA @ Roadrunner ^

Tue. July 18 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^

Thu. July 20 - Toronto, ON @ History ^

Fri. July 21 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens Amphitheater ^

Sat. July 22 - Chicago, IL @ Salt Shed ^

Sun. July 23 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre ^

Sat. - Sun. July 29-30 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

Sat. Aug 12 - Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival

^ With First Aid Kit

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