Camera Obscura

With John Peel as an early champion, Glasgow's Camera Obscura are fondly regarded by many as one of the UK's finest acts; having over the years built up a dedicated following with must-have records and tours throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Australia and South East Asia. Their 2006 album, Let's Get Out of This Country (2006), was to prove pivotal for the band, taking them out of the shadows and to long-deserved new heights. "You might not find heartache as enchanting as this anywhere else," stated All Music Guide in a familiar glowing review.

Three years on from that release and they found themselves signed to 4AD, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bon Iver, The National and St. Vincent. Their first album for their new label, My Maudlin Career, was a roaring success, gaining the band further new fans, all wooed by lead singer Tracyanne's ability to still "turn out maudlin torch songs with apparent ease" (Pitchfork – Best New Music).

This June Camera Obscura will release a new album titled Desire Lines,. With nearly four years having passed since their 4AD debut, the excellent My Maudlin Career, it's news that's sure to please many.

The new album was recorded last December when the band decamped to Portland to work with GRAMMY nominated producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket) and pleased with the progress they made there, they returned a month later to finish it. Entitled Desire Lines, it's now slated it for release on June 4th (3rd in UK/EU).

Tracyanne Campbell from the band, "Of all our records this was pretty much the most challenging to write, partly because of the situation we found ourselves in with having to take such a long and uncertain amount of time out, but also because it would be record number five and we were getting harder and harder to please.

Working in the US with southern gentleman Tucker Martine was a positive experience. He brought a certain calmness to recording that wasn't there before. We were also delighted to have Neko Case and Jim James sing on the record too. What a treat."



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