3. Tried To Tell You
4. Parking Lot
Ignorance, the new album by The Weather Station, begins enigmatically; a hissing hi-hat, a stuttering drum beat. A full minute passes before the entry of Tamara Lindeman’s voice, gentle, conversational, intoning; “I never believed in the robber.” A jagged music builds, with stabbing strings, saxophone, and several layers of percussion, and the song undulates through five minutes of growing tension, seesawing between just two chords. Once again, Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman has remade what The Weather Station sounds like; once again, she has used the occasion of a new record to create a new sonic landscape, tailor-made to express an emotional idea. Ignorance, Lindeman’s debut for renowned indie label Fat Possum Records and upcoming Canadian label, Next Door Records, is sensuous, ravishing, as hi-fi a record as Lindeman has ever made, breaking into pure pop at moments, at others a dense wilderness of notes; a deeply rhythmic, deeply painful record that feels more urgent, and clearer than her work ever has.
Ignorance follows The Weather Station’s Self-Titled LP in 2017, and 2015 breakthrough album Loyalty. Those albums saw Tamara develop an international fanbase, touring the world as both a headliner and support for artists such as The War on Drugs, The Mountain Goats, and Bahamas. Receiving praise from Pitchfork, NPR, The New Yorker, MOJO, Uncut, The Guardian, and The New York Times, they also picked up multiple nominations for the Polaris Prize, JUNO and SOCAN Awards.