Camera Obscura

We haven't had a new Camera Obscura record since 2009's My Maudlin Career but that drought will end soon. The Glaswegians will release Desire Lines on June 4 via 4AD. The record was mostly made in Portland, OR last year with producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket). Says singer Tracyanne Campbell:

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.

Camera Obscura will be previewing some of Desire Lines' tracks at SXSW this year and, as mentioned, the band will stop in NYC on the way back for a show at Le Poisson Rouge on March 19 (sold out). The band will then be back this summer for the already-announced tour with She & Him that will hit our area for a show at Central Park Summerstage on July 6 and tickets to that are still available.

All 2013 Camera Obscura tour dates are below...


Camera Obscura - 2012 Tour Dates
March 10th - 35 Denton Music Festival, Denton, TX
March 12th - The Mohawk (Queue Day Party @ SXSW), Austin, TX
March 13th - Latitude 30 (Showcasing Scotland @ SXSW), Austin, TX
March 15th - Cedar Door, (Under The Radar @ SXSW), Austin, TX
March 19th - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY *
MAY 25th - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
JUNE 4th - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
JUNE 5th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK
JUNE 6th - Heaven, London, UK
JUNE 7th - Cockpit, Leeds, UK
JUNE 8th - Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
JUNE 9th - Rock Ness, Loch Ness, UK
JUNE 16th - SOhO, Santa Barbara, CA
JUNE 18th - The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
JUNE 19th - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
JUNE 21st - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
JUNE 22nd - Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
JUNE 23rd - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
JUNE 26th - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
JUNE 27th - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
JUNE 29th - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL **
JULY 1st - Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI **
JULY 3rd - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Montréal, QC **
JULY 4th - Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Toronto, ON **
JULY 5th - Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON **
JULY 6th - Summerstage, Central Park, New York, NY **
JULY 9th - Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA **
JULY 10th - Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA **
JULY 11th - Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna, VA **
JULY 12th - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
JULY 13th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
JULY 14th - Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

* w/ Marissa Nadler
**w/ She & Him