A minimal, experimental pop trio that loves organ baths and empty space. Annie Higgins: piano / juno / vocals; Jason Toth: drum set / drum machine; Joshua Dumas: electronics. They've recently shared stages with Juana Molina, Ryley Walker, Cathedrals, Marvin Tate, Wild Belle, Jesca Hoop, Sandro Perri, Moonface and others.
Pop songs—even or especially catchy, well-crafted pop songs of the sort Chicago trio Weatherman writes—are like clouds, never the same no matter how many times you experience them. Minimalist piano melodies shift and undulate between drums, voice, and electronics; as soon as you’re certain how one makes you feel, something changes inside you. Light and shadow, pattern and chaos. Signal and noise. Alongside Joshua Dumas’ synths and samlers and drummer/programmer Jason Toth’s counterpoint, Annie Toth and her crystalline tenor are taking pop music to a place that demands active, not passive, participation. Live, they’ve shared stages with such contemporary luminaries as Juana Molina, Dosh, Ryley Walker, Sandro Perri, Cathedrals, Moonface, Jesca Hoop, and Wild Belle. -Michael Metivier, May 2017