New show announced and Mountain Romantics

We're happy to announce that we'll be hitting the stage with our pals from Open Channels March 3rd at The Owl. We'll be playing material from Seas of Dawn, as well as debuting a pile of new songs. You can check out the event for the project here.

I also took part in project this past weekend with local hero John Wort Hannam, where we wrote, recorded, mixed, and released an album in 24-hours. I couldn't have asked for a better group of musicians to work with! In addition to John, Kyle Harmon and Paul Holden played on the record––who have been he rhythm section on the upcoming New Weather Machine record––and did an amazing job. The album, Maybe One Day, was released under the band name Mountain Romantics. You can check it out here.

Thanks to Steve Foord for the poster!


First session for the next record

I went on a writing spree of sorts at the beginning of November and have what feels like a ton of new songs bouncing around. Although Seas of Dawn just came out, I decided to get back in the studio as soon as possible to begin work on the next record.

We had the first session for the next record today at Green Recording Company and did the rhythm tracks for three brand new songs, with Paul Holden on bass and Kyle Harmon on drums. Things turned out really well and I'm super excited to do some more work on these tracks and start the next batch! I'm anticipating the process going pretty quickly over the next month or so, and will be posting updates on Facebook and Instagram (but mostly Instagram).


Red River Video

We put together a video for Red River – check it out!


A nice article about the new album from the fine folks at Beatroute!

The New Weather Machine: Flowing with the Changes

"The overarching theme of moving through irreversible change is what connects this collections of songs together, and anything outside of that Martin recognized as being another body of work.

“Moving through perpetual change; that would be the single concept of the album. So sometimes change is good, and sometimes change is scary, and sometimes change just happens, and it is exactly what it is.”  

Fittingly, the album will evoke different emotional responses in the listener with its seemingly odd genre shifts. Effortlessly shifting from a subdued form of indie folk to jazzy soundscapes reminiscent of Genesis style prog in a single song, it was recorded, mixed and produced by Martin in Lethbridge and takes the listener on a varied nine-track journey. "

Album release show

Excited to announce the album release show. We'll be having it on November 11th at The Owl in Lethbridge, and are lucky enough to be joined by the wonderful Shaela Miller!

We'll be doing the new album in its entirety, as well as a few songs that are even newer and a couple old favourites. You can check out the Facebook event

*Event posted by Steve Foord


Sand Vultures review

Nice little Spanish review of Sand Vultures via MTV's Rocktails:

Distorsión, noventerías y buen rock. Eso es lo que nos ofrecen los The New Weather Machine en Sand Vultures, su más reciente sencillo e intro de su primer larga duración Seas of Dawn.
Aprovechando que en estos días es mucho lo que se habla de los
Foo Fighters y su nuevo disco Concrete and Gold, te invito a que te des una vuelta por Sand Vultures. Si eres fan de la banda que lidera Dave Grohl; The New Weather Machine no tiene nada que envidiarle al sonido de los Foo en esta nueva entrega.
Distorsiones, pegajosos riff de guitarra y rock para “batir la greña” como Dios manda. ¡Eso! ¡Eso es lo que nos traen los
The New Weather Machine en éste, su nuevo sencillo!."

Today's the day!

Today is the day! I'm happy to announce that Seas of Dawn is out and available at both fine and shady digital retailers.

Check it out on
Bandcamp, iTunes, or Spotify.

Seas of Dawn pre-order

Incredibly excited to announce that Seas of Dawn is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp! The album officially comes on September 15th.

Seas of Dawn
Between Two Seas (2:48)
Red River (3:56)
Is This Tomorrow? (4:17)
Over and Over (4:39)
Sand Vultures (5:16)
Circling (3:25)
Coming Closer (5:48)
From the Outside (4:07)
Lost in Love (3:32)

Written and performed by Jon Martin.

Drums on “Is This Tomorrow?” by Clayton Smith.
Drums on “Over and Over,” “Sand Vultures,” and “Coming Closer” by Kenny Aronoff.
Additional vocals on “Coming Closer” by Jason Oakes and Jesse Northey.

Recorded, mixed, and produced by Jon Martin in Lethbridge, Canada.
Drums for Kenny Aronoff recorded at Uncommon Studios in Los Angeles, USA.

Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering in Toronto, Canada.

Photos and design by Jon Martin.
Album cover photo by Andrew Martin.