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...

Hidden Cameras

Hidden Cameras
Origin:Orphan tracklist
1. Ratify The New
2. In The NA
3. He Falls To Me
4. Colour Of A Man
5. Do I Belong?
6. Walk On - free download available here
7. Kingdom Come
8. Origin:Orphan
9. Underage
10. The Little Bit
11. Silence Can Be A Headline

The Hidden Cameras - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 21 Montreal House Peterborough, Ontario
Oct 22 Dublin Street United Guelph, Ontario
Oct 23 Call the Office London, Ontario
Oct 29 Babylon Ottawa, Ontario
Oct 30 Grad Club Kingston, Ontario
Oct 31 Il Motore Montreal, Quebec
Nov 04 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY