by Andrew Frisicano

Camera Obscura @ The Bell House - March 24, 2009 (Greg Chow)
Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura played the Bell House in Brooklyn last night, March 24th (check out the set list below). The band stays in NYC today for a show at the Mercury Lounge tonight (3/25).

Camera Obscura next head to the UK and Ireland for a series of shows in April, and then the band returns for a May/June North America tour. That includes a Wednesday, June 24th Webster Hall show in NY. Tickets go on Am Ex presale today/Wedneday at noon, and regular sale Friday.

The Scots are coming off of an Austin/SXSW stint that included a performance at the Central Presbyterian Church)...

The good news/bad news is the songs from the forthcoming album on new label 4AD sound just like the songs from the last album, "French Navy" being the best of the bunch. Tracyanne was as fragile and adorable in real life as she sounds on record, at one point commenting on the "fuckers" who were walking out of the church early. The crowd was one of the more eclectic-looking of the night. [Houston Press]

Also coming up - on April 21st, the band is releasing new record My Maudlin Career on 4AD. The label just posted a new video for album opener and "best of the bunch" song "French Navy" - watch it below.

The Bell House set list, all upcoming tour dates, and above-mentioned video, below...

Mar. 24th, 2009, Camera Obscura @ Bell House set list (via wembley, who also wrote "it was awesome. webster hall in june yall"):
My Maudlin Career
Come Back, Margret
Let's Get Out of this Country
You Told a lie
Forest and Sands
French Navy
Tears for Affairs
Honey in the sun
The Sweetest Thing
Lloyd I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
If Looks Could Kill
Razzle Dazzle Rose

Camera Obscura 'French Navy' (Official Video - 4AD)

Camera Obscura - 2009 Tour Dates
March 25 - New York, NY Mercury Lounge
April 21 - Newcastle Academy 2
April 22 - Manchester Club Academy
April 23 - London Shepherd's Bush Empire
April 24 - The Assembly, Leamington
April 25 - Sheffield Leadmill
April 26 - Glasgow Barrowlands Ballroom
April 29 - Belfast The Stiff Kitten
April 30 - Dublin Andrew's Lane Theatre
May 27 - Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
May 28 - Newport, KY Southgate House
May 29 - Chicago, IL Metro
May 30 - Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
June 1 - Denver, CO Bluebird
June 2 - Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
June 4 - Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
June 5 - Vancouver, BC Commodore
June 6 - Seattle, WA Showbox
June 8 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
June 9 - Pomona, CA Glasshouse
June 11 - Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
June 13 - Mexico City Lunario
June 15 - Austin, TX Antones
June 16 - Dallas, TX The Loft
June 18 - Birmingham, AL Bottletree
June 19 - Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
June 20 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
June 21 - Washington, DC 9:30 Club
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA TLA
June 24 - New York, NY Webster Hall
June 25 - Boston, MA Somerville Theatre
June 26 - Montreal, QUE La Tulipe
June 27 - Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
June 29 - Columbus, OH Wexner Center Ohio State University
June 30 - Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
July 25 - Derbyshire, UK Indietracks Festival

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