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The Weather Station Shares Video for New Song “Robber”: Watch

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Tamara Lindeman examines capitalist thievery on her first single since 2017

By Allison Hussey

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The Weather Station, photo by Daniel Dorsa

The Weather Station, the project of songwriter Tamara Lindeman, has shared a new song called “Robber,” her first release for Fat Possum. The track comes with a video directed by Lindeman and shot by Jared Raab. Take a look below.

“Robber” is the first new music from the Weather Station since 2017’s self-titled LP for Paradise of Bachelors. “I wanted to capture the disorientation of participating in capitalism and performance in general, where it can feel like power and co-option, self actualization and violation, sometimes all at once,” Lindeman wrote about the “Robber” video. Scroll down to read her full statement.

Tamara Lindeman:

I think in my life I’ve been pretty naive, always tried to see the good in everyone (still do), always tried to make do with what is and not think of what can’t be (still do). But those attitudes are dangerous when applied at a societal level, especially at this moment in time. I think we’re all in denial a bit, about where we are, and what is happening, because it’s easier on some level, easier to try and make do with what’s missing than to see what’s missing. I think it’s hard to believe in the robber, hard to even see the robber; it’s easier to try and make love to or glamourize the robber. It hurts too much otherwise. To put it straight; there are real human people who are literally robbing us and all future generations of all of everything that matters, right now. But we literally can’t see that as a society, for one thing because we’ve been taught not to value what is taken, and for another because we’ve been taught to glamourize and love the taker. We love to love the taker. We don’t know how to see the victim of the taking.