Camera Obscura return with new album, tour, and even more charming winter hats

Camera Obscura return with new album, tour, and even more charming winter hats

The dapper Glaswegians in Camera Obscura are back with a new album, a super-lengthy, globetrotting tour, and even more charming winter hats than ever before. It has been four years since the band’s last release, My Maudlin Career (TMT Review), and the five-piece are teaming up with 4AD for Desire Lines, which is due June 4. Recorded last December in Portland with Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine (Neko Case, Sufjan Stevens, R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket, etc. etc. etc.), the new album also features guest appearances from… dun dun DUN… Neko Case and My Morning Jacket.

Camera Obscura will be repping Desire Lines on tour this spring/summer, starting with last night’s pit stop at the 35 Denton Music Festival in Texas and soon to be followed by a series of appearances at SXSW. Then it’s on to New York, where the group will be performing with haunting indie folk chanteuse Marissa Nadler. They’ve got a date at Primavera in Spain! They’ve got a date jammin’ with a cryptozoological underwater sea creature at Loch Ness aptly named Rock Ness! They’ve got a stop at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal! They’re even playing Englewood, CO’s Gothic Theatre! I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS BUT DAMN IF IT DOESN’T SOUND COOL LIKE MAYBE EDWARD GOREY PROGRAMMED THE NIGHT’S EVENTS AND A BIG SPIDER’S GONNA JUMP OUT OF A BIRTHDAY CAKE AT THE END, YOU KNOW, THAT KIND OF COOL. For select dates, Camera Obscura are also joining up with She & Him for a sure-to-be-enchanting jaunt across the US and Canada. Maudlin schmaudlin.

Dates:

03.10.13 - Denton, TX - 35 Denton Music Festival
03.12.13 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
03.13.13 - Austin, TX - Latitude 30
03.15.13 - Austin, TX - Cedar Door
03.19.13 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge *
05.25.13 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06.04.13 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Rooms
06.05.13 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
06.06.13 - London, UK - Heaven
06.07.13 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
06.08.13 - Newcastle, UK - Northumbria University
06.09.13 - Loch Ness, UK - Rock Ness
06.16.13 - Santa Barbara, CA - SOhO
06.18.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
06.19.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
06.21.13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
06.22.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
06.23.13 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06.26.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
06.27.13 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
06.29.13 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom **
07.01.13 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium **
07.03.13 - Montréal, QC - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal **
07.04.13 - Toronto, ON - Toronto Urban Roots Festival **
07.05.13 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest **
07.06.13 - New York, NY - Summerstage, Central Park **
07.09.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts **
07.10.13 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion **
07.11.13 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap Filene Center **
07.12.13 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
07.13.13 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
07.14.13 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival

* Marissa Nadler
** She & Him

• Camera Obscura: http://www.camera-obscura.net
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

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