It was a thrill to discover these two artists fairly recently and their last albums released recently are haunting, intelligent and thoughtful works that I find I keep returning to. Both Alex Maas and The Weather Station have announced livestream performances coming up this month.
Alex Maas is a long-time member of Texan neo-psych band The Black Angels. His solo album Luca sneaked out quietly at the end of 2020, and it was one of my top albums of the year. It’s a heartfelt alt-folk masterpiece, moving, melancholic and emotional. It tells of his joy – and the responsibility of being a new father but the album is also shot through with a strong shot of melancholia too. If you haven’t heard Luca, I’d recommend you take a listen.
LEVITATION SESSIONS PRESENTS: ALEX MAAS
Alex Maas presents an intimate performance filmed in Bastrop, Texas. The set includes selections from his new album Luca + three unreleased songs. And check out the merch: the live LP pressing on bronze and turquoise colored vinyl, T‑shirts, posters and cassettes are limited editions only available as part of the stream.
REVEALS SESSION SNEAK PEAK WITH NEW TRACK “TOO MUCH HATE” SESSION TO BE RELEASED ON ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS APRIL 9
PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 27 AT 7PM CST – TICKETS HERE The stream will then be available for repeatable viewing at any time you prefer until Sunday, April 4th
The Weather Station have recently had considerable coverage on BBC Radio 6 since the release of their new album: the quietly enigmatic tracks The Robber and Atlantic. The songs have sorrow and anguish at climate change at their core.
Tamara Lindeman and her band will present an intimate and dynamic performance of Ignorance on March 11 (8pm), via Noonchorus. Filmed at Revolution Studios in Toronto, the performance will feature the full 7‑piece band who recorded the album, and include additional performances from guest musicians and vocalists who appeared on the record.
The stream will go live at 8pm GMT on Thursday March 11th and will stay up for 72 hours.