Published Jul 20, 2011When Bruce Peninsula contributor Tamara Lindeman released The Line, her debut album as the Weather Station, the independent 2009 release earned glowing reviews, and we called it an "evocative collection of songs, which provides an intense listening experience and a lingering sense of unease." Now, the Toronto songwriter has completed album No. 2. Entitled All of It Was Mine, the record will be released on August 16 via You've Changed Records.
A press release promises that the disc is "a humble thing, gentle, warm," with simple arrangements composed of "finger-picked acoustics and three part harmonies, an unexpected snare drum, a stray electric guitar."
Lindeman reportedly struggled during the initial recording sessions, but eventually got her ideas across with the help of producer Daniel Romano in his home studio in Welland, ON. They came up with arrangements on the spot, recording with a pair of microphones and an eight-track. Linderman's Bruce Peninsula cohort Misha Bower sang harmonies.
Download the banjo-assisted opening cut "Everything I Saw" for free right here. You can catch the Weather Station live in the coming months. Scroll past the tracklist to see the tour schedule.
All of It Was Mine:
1. "Everything I Saw"
2. "Came So Easy"
5. "Chip on My Shoulder"
6. "Know It To See It"
7. "Yarrow and Mint"
8. "Running Around Asking"
10. "If I've Been Fooled"
7/31 Sackville, NB - Vogue Theatre (Sappyfest) *
8/5 Kingston, ON - Town Hall (Wolfe Island Music Festival) ^
8/19 Toronto, ON - CSI Annex ~
8/20 Orangeville, ON - Aaardvark Music
8/23 Peterborough, ON - The Attic %
8/24 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo #
8/25 Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar Cafe &
8/26 Sherbrooke, PQ - La Petite Boite Noire
8/27 Eganville, ON - Bonnechere Public Library
9/15 Guelph, ON - Ebar $
* with Jim Bryson, Jerry Granelli, Jon Langford
^ with Great Lake Swimmers
~ with Daniel Romano, Eons
% with Kindness Killers
# with James Irwin
& with Rolf Klausener
$ with Bruce Peninsula, Snowblink