The Weather Station

Collective Concerts & Indie88 Present

The Weather Station

Bernice

Fri, November 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm

The Great Hall

Toronto, ON

$17.50

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes 

The Weather Station
The Weather Station
The Weather Station, Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman, will release her self-titled and fourth album on October 6th via Paradise of Bachelors, and will tour North America this fall. Today, she presents the album’s lead single, Thirty,a song about joy at the precipice of despair.The Weather Station has been acclaimed for her measured, perceptive storytelling. . . an unmistakable and communicative voice, able to convey hope and hurt with equal clarity (Pitchfork). With The Weather Station, 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.
I wanted to make a rock and roll record, Lindeman explains, but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll. The result declares its understated feminist politics and new sonic directions from its first moments. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies. Reaching towards a sort of accelerated talking blues, she sings with a new rapid-fire vocal style.After two records made in close collaboration with other musicians, including Loyalty, which FADER called the best folk album of the year, Lindeman self- produced for the first time since her debut. The band comprised touring bassist Ben Whiteley, drummer Don Kerr, and guests, including Ryan Driver(Jennifer Castle), Ben Boye (Ty Segall, Ryley Walker), and Will Kidman (The Constantines). But the heaviest thumbprint on the record belongs to Lindeman; she wrote the dense, often dissonant string arrangements and played most of the wending, tumbling guitar lines
Bernice
Bernice was born in 2010 on a tropical summer afternoon at queen and broadview. Robin Dann and Thom Gill (t h o m a s, Owen Pallett) sat down in their underwear and began recording a few of her songs. Three years later, Bernice has been through a lot but she's still kicking around, often joined by guitarist Colin Fisher (notthewindnottheflag, Caribou), drummer Nico Dann (tUnE-yArDs) and bassist Dan Fortin (Myriad3, Stop Time, Serena Ryder).

Bernice's debut album what was that was released in September of 2011 to critical acclaim from the Globe and Mail, NOW magazine, and UK music blog CMU among many others. After trips to France, a mini european christmas tour in 2011, a year at grad school in London (UK) and a trip home to close the Music Gallery's 2012 season alongside David Arcus and Mango Peeler's lights and colour trickery, Bernice will be settling in Toronto for a while. yes!

Call it what you like: indie r&b experimental croon lullabye, Bernice is aiming for something fresher, something more colourful and more soulful than ever before.
Venue Information:
The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H3
http://www.thegreathall.ca/