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Camera Obscura Announces New Album “Desire Lines”

Out June 4 Via 4AD

Feb 28, 2013 Camera Obscura
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Camera Obscura will release their new album Desire Lines June 4 via 4AD. The follow up to My Maudlin Career was produced by Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket), and features vocal contributions from Neko Case and Jim James.

“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,” says frontwoman Tracyanne Campbell. “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.”

Check out the tour dates below—including a stop at Under the Radar’s SXSW party. Also stay tuned: The forthcoming issue of Under the Radar has an in-depth in the studio report from the band.


10th - 35 Denton Music Festival, Denton, TX

12th - The Mohawk (Queue Day Party @ SXSW), Austin, TX

13th - Latitude 30 (Showcasing Scotland @ SXSW), Austin, TX

15th - Cedar Door, (Under The Radar @ SXSW), Austin, TX

19th - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY *


25th - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain


4th - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK

5th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK

6th - Heaven, London, UK

7th - Cockpit, Leeds, UK

8th - Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

9th - Rock Ness, Loch Ness, UK

16th - SOhO, Santa Barbara, CA

18th - The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

19th - The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

21st - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

22nd - Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA

23rd - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

26th - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

27th - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO

29th - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL **


1st - Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI **

3rd - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Montréal, QC **

4th - Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Toronto, ON **

5th - Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON **

6th - Summerstage, Central Park, New York, NY **

9th - Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA **

10th - Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA **

11th - Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna, VA **

12th - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC

13th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

14th - Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

* w/ Marissa Nadler

**w/ She & Him



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