Sunday, November 25, 2007

New Music to Look Forward to: Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura's work is not to be found in the mainstream in the United States quite yet. Be that as it may, they are a good indie pop group. They hail from Scottland and their sound is informed, solid, and quietly paced. What really sets them apart, however, is their penchant for literary lyrics.

Camera Obscura's new single "Tears for Affairs" will come out on the 27th of November and it has already received interesting reviews in Europe.

Previous work from the Scottish outfit to check out would be their 2006 project "Let's Get Out of This Country" and the 2004 "Underachievers Please Try Harder."

Their successful single, "Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken," is a response to Lloyd Cole's song "Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken." An enhanced alternate video of this song will be featured in the upcoming "Tears for Affairs" single release.

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Anonymous said...

Modern Girl definitely takes the cake! what a track!

Anonymous said...

have they toured the US yet?

B.R. said...

Here is their new Tour Schedule for the US

TOUR DATES - January to March 2007

Jan 17 2007 8:00P
The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 18 2007 8:00P
The Club Downunder Talahasee, Florida
Jan 19 2007 8:00P
40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Jan 20 2007 8:00P
Cat's Cradle Carborro, North Carolina
Jan 21 2007 8:00P
Sun Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan 22 2007 8:00P
9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Jan 24 2007 8:00P
Warsaw Brooklyn, New York
Jan 26 2007 8:00P
Pearl Street Northampton, Massachusetts
Jan 27 2007 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Jan 29 2007 8:00P
La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Jan 30 2007 8:00P
Barrymore's Music Hall Ottawa, Ontario
Jan 31 2007 8:00P
Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Feb 1 2007 8:00P
Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
Feb 2 2007 8:00P
Kraftbrau Brewery Kalamazoo, Michigan
Feb 3 2007 8:00P
Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Feb 5 2007 8:00P
The Blue Note Columbia, Missouri
Feb 8 2007 8:00P
The Bluebird Theatre Denver, Colorado
Feb 9 2007 8:00P
The Record Bar Kansas City, Kansas
Feb 10 2007 8:00P
Polyforum Siqueiros Mexico City
Feb 12 2007 8:00P
Neumos Seattle, Washington
Feb 13 2007 8:00P
Richard's On Richard's Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 14 2007 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Feb 16 2007 8:00P
Bimbo's San Francisco, California
Feb 17 2007 8:00P
El Ray Theatre Los Angeles, California

Unknown said...

I would listen to them consistently. Good music to listen to when traveling in a different country. It relaxes me.