YCTV: The Weather Station from the archives

YCTV: The Weather Station from the archives

November 8, 2016 | Posted in: The Weather Station, YCTV 0

In October 2014 You’ve Changed Records released What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know, the extraordinary 6 song 12″ EP by The Weather Station. Understated, powerful, and moving, it is an album of brave and direct questions executed with a rare beauty. These are songs that resonate.

YCTV has dug into the archives and is happy to present two wonderful and intimate performances filmed by Colin Medley at the Vogue Cinema in Sackville, NB, during the Stereophonic Music Festival, January 2013

What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know is available from our mailorder shop.

New Release: The Weather Station – “What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know”

New Release: The Weather Station – “What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know”

September 4, 2014 | Posted in: The Weather Station 0

You’ve Changed Records is very pleased to announce the return of The Weather Station with What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know (YC-019), a limited edition 6 song 45 RPM 12″ EP.

Recorded with All Of It Was Mine (YC-011) producer Daniel Romano in Welland, ON and in North Carolina with members of the band Megafaun, the sound of What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know (YC-019) is deep and rich, quiet but soulful, and startlingly intimate. Each side of the record is a trio of interconnected songs.  Side A is a meditation on knowledge. Side B is a narrative, a love story in three parts. States of mind and domestic situation are described with equal and incisive fidelity.

Since the release of  All Of It Was Mine in 2011, The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman has been touring as handpicked opener for Bahamas, Basia Bulat, Jason Collett, among others.  She has also been in demand as collaborator, appearing on new records by Doug Paisley (Warner), Field Report (Partisan), Wayne Petti (Paper Bag), Siskiyou (Constellation), and Daniel Romano (New West). Her work has been covered by Pitchfork, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and many more, and has been played on CBC, BBC, NPR, and college radio.  The Duets Series, an ongoing project of digital singles co-written by Tamara with other songwriters, was nominated for the 2013 SOCAN songwriting prize.

In addition to What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know, a new full-length album from The Weather Station has been recorded in collaboration with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist).  Titled Loyalty, the LP will be released in 2015.

What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know will be released on October 14, 2014; pre-orders are available now through our mailorder shop.

Tracklist:
Don’t Understand
What Am I Going To Do (With Everything I Know)
Seemed True
Soft Spoken Man
Time
Almost Careless

Please listen to What Am I Going To Do (With Everything I Know) below:

YCR 5th Anniversary Concerts

YCR 5th Anniversary Concerts

In 2014, You’ve Changed Records is celebrating five years of music, friendship, and joyful persistence with a couple of very special anniversary concerts:

Thursday, May 22 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and through Ticketfly

Friday, May 23 – Ottawa, ON – St. Alban’s Church
Presented by Arboreteum Festival.
Tickets available at Antique Skate Shop, Vertigo Records, and Compact Music

The shows will feature performances from The Weather Station, Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, Richard Laviolette, and Marine Dreams; special guests may be present and presented too. It is, after all, a birthday party. And we hope you can make it!

In the meantime our Anniversary Sale continues in the Shop with all records priced at $10!

Mule in the Flowers nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Mule in the Flowers nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

June 6, 2013 | Posted in: Baby Eagle, Steven Lambke, The Weather Station 0

We are very happy to announce that “Mule in the Flowers” from the Weather Station Duets series has been nominated for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. There with the other beautiful and lovely nominees is ours, a mule in the flowers of song.

It was a strangely stubborn thing; bits of it had followed me around for years. I’d written and discarded many verses. When Tamara asked if I’d be interested in participating in the Duets series I told her I had this scrap of something that I didn’t know what to do with, or how to finish. I recorded what I had and sent it to her; she was sleeping on a floor in New Jersey while her host played Sloan records all night long. She listened to the tune and understood what to do immediately. The song needed a friend; as Tamara has said, a rare character in a duet. She sent me what she’d added, and I listened, over and over again, happy and moved. We recorded in the kitchen in the spring.

Please visit the official site and cast a vote, today, tomorrow, and every or any day until July 3rd.

New Release: The Weather Station Duets #1-3

New Release: The Weather Station Duets #1-3

You’ve Changed Records is excited to announce the launch of The Weather Station Duets Series; an ongoing and open-ended series of two song singles featuring Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station in collaboration with her favourite fellow songwriters. The singles will be made available through digital outlets and will find physical manifestation in a series of beautiful postcards featuring black and white photographs by photographer/filmmaker Colin Medley and a short text by Tamara discussing the particulars of the collaboration.

The first 3 singles, featuring Daniel Romano, Baby Eagle, and Marine Dreams, will be released on February 12, 2013. Future collaborations in the series will include Will Kidman (of Constantines, Woolly Leaves, and the Proud Mothers), Simone Schmidt (of Fiver, The Highest Order, and One Hundred Dollars), Matt Cully (of Bruce Peninsula), Misha Bower (of Bruce Peninsula and author of Music For Uninvited Guests), and Ryan Driver (of Ryan Driver, The Silt, Deep Dark United and many other strange and wonderful bands).

Writing songs is a strange thing.  Lonely in its own way, so often done in a bedroom, in stolen moments of introspection.   It can change your life a little, or simply keep you dreaming all day long, staring out the window, moving around words in your head.  And then, once you’ve written songs, you gotta spend your money or someone else’s to record them, and then suddenly you’re driving around the cold snowy country, playing shows to nobody, or to not nobody…  All for songs, that seem as ever both so ephemeral and so important.

And yet in this, there is a whole other thing.  Friends.  The community of people I have come to know through music, songwriters flung across my city, my country.  It is always a joy to me to think of friends, their lives, conversations, moments we have shared.  And then too, to think on their music, how it illuminates and shapes them, rising above and out of strange flows and eddies of their own peculiar hearts. A whole aspect of that person that there could be no other way of knowing.  A creation of will and also a little compulsion, or maybe of no reason at all.  A funny thing sometimes, somebody’s music.  You get used to it, almost, but you forget that not everybody has this thing, trailing them around.  Like a shadow, or maybe the opposite of a shadow…

And so when I travel, and people compliment what I do, I always want to introduce them to my friends. And I began this project in part to make those introductions. I also began it to simply to have fun, to learn from those I consider to be the best, to make less lonely that lonely process of writing songs. To allow other people to enter them, to change them. To go into other people’s songs and change them myself. A duet is a dynamic thing. You see it one way, but what about the way I see it? What happens if someone else walks into the room? Who are they, and what have they got to say? To who? What does it mean, this conversation? Isn’t that everything?

Or perhaps I am doing this simply to sit at the kitchen table with these people that I care for, with a sheet of paper, and try to create something, simply because we can, and it would be fun to do, and because we’ve got guitars, and a little recording setup in the basement…

-Tamara Lindeman

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