* Music *
From the prairies of southern Alberta, Canada, The New Weather Machine is a four-piece indie/alternative rock band led by singer, songwriter, and lead guitar player Jon Martin. The band’s sound combines acoustic textures, electric guitars, analogue synthesizers, and big drums to evoke the spirit of mid-70s coastal rock and early 90s alternative.
The band was formed as Jon’s studio project in 2008, releasing their eponymous debut album in 2009. Performing extensively across western Canada, they released a handful of EPs from 2010-2013. The band went on hiatus in 2014 while Jon completed his Master of Music degree in electroacoustic composition.
The sophomore album, Seas of Dawn – released September 15, 2017 – features legendary studio drummer Kenny Aronoff and was produced by Jon Martin. The band is currently working on the follow-up record, Nothing Comes Between Us (to be released 2018).