A while back The Weather Station did a playlist of her favorite lyricists for The Dowsers. I highly recommend listening to it, because it’s a beautiful collection of songs. There was a lot of my personal favorites like Michael Feuerstack, Marine Dreams, Nap Eyes, Jennifer Castle and Fiver, but also a few that I had not heard before. Out of those new-to-me songs, the one I loved the most was Blue Skies Don’t Care by Ryan Driver and after a few spins I ended up buying the download of the album Who’s Breathing. I’m even a little suprised how easily Ryan won my heart over, because beforehand I hadn’t really spent a lot of time laying in the arms of experimental jazzy ballads. So besides releasing an incredible self-titled album, The Weather Station carried me into new musical horizons and for that I’m grateful. Finding new music through artists that I adore is actually a thing I really love and one of my favorite ways to find new music. If I had some courage I’d start doing interviews and I would always ask my favorite artists to recommend a song as a part of the interview or even as the only feature. Probably won’t ever happen though, because the self-doubt remains too strong and I don’t believe I would be able to find a unique or even remotely interesting angle to them.
Tonight I saw on my Bandcamp feed that there’s a new Ryan Driver album coming out on Tin Angel Records in late November. The first outtake from the forthcoming album Careless Thoughts actually features The Weather Station and it’s absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album when it hits the stores and our hearts on the 24h of November. This is It Must Be Dark Tonight
I also have to use this opportunity to post the brand new The Weather Station video You and I (On The Other Side Of The World) from her self-titled masterpiece that’s out now on Paradise of Bachelors.