Chicago’s Weatherman is the result of three established artists coming together for something different and new. Singer and pianist Annie Higgins comes from the boundary-pushing world of modern classical music, drummer and percussionist Jason Toth comes with a loaded CV after playing with Daniel Knox, The Handsome Family, Fruit Bats, and more, and Joshua Dumas, in charge of electronics, soundscapes, and atmospherics, works his sonic magic in brilliantly fresh ways.
What can I tell you about how Weatherman sounds without you having listened to them yet? They are perhaps masters at instant nostalgia; I listen and feel pangs of longing for a time I know not when. I feel my heartstrings pulled, but also bolstered up by their sonic structures. Their rich songs, even in a live performance element as in this in-studio session, are textured, detailed, and compelling.
Obviously you should just listen and listen deep.