Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on February 11, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career (MP3)

My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura announce a new single, the forthcoming album release of My Maudlin Career (out on April 21st, 2009) and tour dates in both the UK and US. They are also making the title track available to download (above)...

...Their last 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.

Nearly three years on from that release and Camera Obscura are ready to release the follow-up, My Maudlin Career; their first for their new label (the legendary indie, 4AD) and fourth overall. After his successful touches on their last record, they returned to Sweden to work again with Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, Peter, Bjorn & John, The Concretes). His wonderful understanding with the band continues to flourish, again fully realizing not just the potential of Tracyanne Campbell's songs and remarkable voice, but also the ensemble musicianship of the group as a whole.

Speaking for the first time about My Maudlin Career, lead singer Tracyanne Campbell commented, "Some people who have heard it say it's intense and quite dark. I suppose it is in a way. We were even more open and brave when making it than we were with the last record. I've never been so brutal when its come to writing lyrics. I wouldn't even call them lyrics. Just documentation of what was going on with me for a while. I truly believe it's the best we've done so far."

Camera Obscura's March 24th show at the Bell House is close to being sold out, so they added a 2nd one one day later at the intimate Mercury Lounge in Manhattan. Tickets for the new show go on sale at noon. All dates, and the new album tracklist, below...

Camera Obscura - 2009 Tour Dates
March 16 London, The Lexington
March 18 Austin, SXSW
March 24 New York, The Bell House
March 25 New York, Mercury Lounge
April 23 London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
April 26 Glasgow, Barrowlands Ballroom

My Maudlin Career tracklisting:
1. French Navy
2. The Sweetest Thing
3. You Told A Lie
4. Away With Murder
5. Swans
6. James
7. Careless Love
8. My Maudlin Career
9. Forest And Sands
10. Other Towns And Cities
11. Honey In The Sun

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Comments (53)

dammit, I like the bellhouse, but the mercury lounge is much easier to get to for me!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 10:20 AM

love Camera Obscura.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 10:24 AM

looks like I'll be seeing them twice in 2 days!

Posted by wembley | February 11, 2009 10:37 AM

didnt they play South Street Seaport 2 years ago? for a free show they are ok, but definitely would not pay money to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 10:47 AM

Hmmm Morrissey at Webster Hall or this show.....

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 10:57 AM

And they played a sold out show at Warsaw months before the free seaport show. So yes, people have payed to see them at much bigger venues than merc.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 10:59 AM

they played the knit before "let's get out of this country" came out... bowery ballroom a few months after it came out... and warsaw a few months after that. All those shows were sell-outs.

Camera Obscura always put on a top-notch show... but I'd prefer it if douches like 10:47 would just stay away. No need to kill our buzz with yr negativity.

Posted by wembley | February 11, 2009 11:30 AM

I agree with 11:30...stay home. Should musicians play free shows AND give their music away? Gimme a break.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 12:00 PM

camera obscura is a pretty great band. to be able to catch them at merc lounge is a treat.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 12:32 PM

".stay home. Should musicians play free shows AND give their music away? "

Not to sticking up for the bad guy, but it's worth noting that "free shows" don't mean the artist doesn't get paid. Just the opposite. They often get paid better on free shows than they do playing a venue that sells tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 12:41 PM

i got my tix...i went to the seaport show...i also love their last album...

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 2:10 PM

does anyone have an extra ticket for any of these shows? i would be willing to pay more than face value.

Posted by frump | February 19, 2009 10:13 PM

I do.

Let's get right down to brass tax.

Posted by Belmont regular | February 19, 2009 10:34 PM

set times tonite?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2009 5:01 PM

Laura Cantrell is going on at 8:45.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2009 6:31 PM

set list for camera obscura @ bell house:

My Maudlin Career
Swans
Come Back, Margret
Let's Get Out of this Country
You Told a lie
Forest and Sands
French Navy
Tears for Affairs
James
Honey in the sun
The Sweetest Thing
Lloyd I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
If Looks Could Kill
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Teenager
Razzle Dazzle Rose

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