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Hidden Cameras

[Their July 23rd] show at The Capital Bar marks the third time since December 2007 that eclectic folk-rock ensemble The Hidden Cameras have performed in Canada.

That's partly because the band's frontman, and chief songwriter, Joel Gibb is now living in Berlin.

The group spent most of 2008 touring through Europe and Gibb said he's going to enjoy this trip through the Maritimes.

"I like Fredericton more than Saint John, I must say," he said. "It's a horrible place to play. I like Sackville and Fredericton - Sackville during the school year is better. I think our last show in Fredericton was pretty fun. Lots of good people came out." [dailygleaner]

Gibb may live abroad now, but The Hidden Cameras still call Canada's Arts & Crafts home. That label is set to release the band's fourth album, Origin:Orphan, on September 22nd.

Their schedule currently includes a set of Canadian dates around that disc's release, and a sole US gig (that we know of) on Wednesday, November 4th at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now.

"Walk On" from the new record is available from Arts & Crafts as a free download (e-mail required). The video for the album's first single, "In The NA," is posted with tour dates, album art and tracklist, and Gibb's thoughts on the Canadian "club" scene, below...

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by Bill Pearis

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DOWNLOAD: Pelle Carlberg - I Love You, You Imbecile (feat. Ida Maria) (MP3)
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Pelle Carlberg
Pelle Carlberg

We told you about the 2009 NYC Popfest, which happens May 14 - 17 -- tickets are now on sale to all shows.

The weekend after that (May 21 -24) is the 2009 San Francisco Popfest, which has a pretty killer line-up of it's own, including Sweden's Pelle Carlberg, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, and Springfactory; Denmark's Champagne Riot and Northern Portrait; the solo performance debut from Joel Gibb of Hidden Cameras, Razorcuts/Sportique singer Gregory Webster, and what may be the last-ever show by Seattle's amazing Tullycraft.

Both the NYC and SF Popfests share bands My Teenage Stride, Eax Autres, The Tartans, and The Smittens. And those New Yorkers jealous of the Swedes playing the SF Popfest, don't be too much: Pelle Carlberg plays Union Hall on May 30 (tix on sale now), and Suburban Kids with Biblical Names are also playing NYC, though dates and venues are still TBD at this point.

Pelle was one of the highlights of the first NYC Popfest in 2007 and through him was where a lot of people first heard Ida Maria, thanks to their duet "I Love You You Imbecile" which you can download at the top of this post.

Full SF Popfest schedule and videos for Pelle and SKwBN after the jump.

Continue reading "NYC PopFest tix on sale, San Francisco PopFest lineup, Pelle Clarberg playing NYC, a duet w/ Ida Maria (MP3)"