The Weather Machine - Audiotree Live

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The Weather Machine began as a solo outlet for singer-songwriter Slater Smith. When he met up with guitarist and collaborator Colin Robson at an open mic in 2012, the band was born. They recorded their debut self-titled record the next year and began steadily gigging as a five-piece. The music video for their lead single "Back O'er Oregon" was filmed in 185 State Parks in collaboration with GoPro Cameras and gave a noticeable exposure boost to the band.

They released their second LP, "Peach," in 2015, taking a side-step from their former quirky, baroque-rock style to write more along the indie rock vein. "Peach" has a variety of styles: the eponymous single features electronic beats while "Wannabe Cowboys" and "Breakup Song" are acoustic-led, sorta-country.

No matter what the genre, The Weather Machine has a distinct lyrical bend. Slater's Smith's casual, fatherly baritone swoons over mellow guitar chords and waves of cello noise as it tells tales of friendship, temptation, and love. They're still evolving and solidifying their sound, and it's a process worth watching.

Watch them perform new tracks and fresh takes on old ones here on Audiotree Live.

Band Members

Andre Zapata - Bass

Luke Hoffman - Drums and Vocals

Slater Smith - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Matthew Cartmill - Cello

Colin Robson - Electric Guitar and Vocals


released November 10, 2015



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