One year ago, THE WEATHER STATION released Ignorance, one of 2021’s most praised and far-reaching albums. And now, in 2022 Tamara Lindeman is pleased to reveal the swift arrival of its follow-up, How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, which will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally on 11th March via Fat Possum.
New album, How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, is intended to be heard as a companion piece to Ignorance. These are songs written at the same time that connect emotionally and deal with many of the same themes: disconnection and conflict, love, birds, and climate feelings. Recorded live in just three days, How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars is achingly intimate; full of breath, silence, and detail. As Lindeman explains:
“When I wrote Ignorance, it was a time of intense creativity, and I wrote more songs than I ever had in my life. The songs destined to be on the album were clear from the beginning, but as I continued down my writing path, songs kept appearing that had no place on the album I envisioned. Songs that were simple, pure; almost naive. Songs that spoke to many of the same questions and realities as Ignorance, but in a more internal, thoughtful way.” Lindeman elaborates, “So I began to envision How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, a quiet, strange album of ballads. I imagined it not as a followup to Ignorance, but rather as a companion piece; the moon to its sun.”
In support of Ignorance and How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, The Weather Station will embark on a whistle stop tour of the UK & Ireland as part of a wider run of dates worldwide. Kicking off in Brighton on 15th March and closing with a date at the London Scala on 23 March, full dates and details are as follows:
The Weather Station – UK & Ireland Tour Dates
Tue. Mar. 15 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia +
Wed. Mar. 16 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla +
Thu. Mar. 17 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla +
Fri. Mar. 18 – Dublin, IE @ Workmans Club +
Sat. Mar. 19 – Belfast, UK @ Black Box +
Mon. Mar. 21 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono +
Tue. Mar. 22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club +
Wed. Mar. 23 – London, UK @ Scala +
+= support from Ami Dang
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