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Desire Lines

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It’s simply amazing to me that a group from the drizzly grey of Glasgow could consistently creates such effervescent, make-you-want-to-sing-along head-bopping pop music — but that's exactly what Camera Obscura does time and again. Their fifth album, Desire Lines, is a stunningly bright ray of musical sunshine. This latest release is grounded in beach music […]

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My Maudlin Career

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I heard there was a new Camera Obscura record coming out, I expected a new collection of indie pop tunes in the vein of “Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” or “Let’s Get Out Of This Country.”  The first track on My Maudlin Career is “French Navy,” […]

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Camera Obscura give us a video and tour dates, but still kinda mysterious

Folks near and far are getting excited about the impending release Camera Obscura album. The Glasgow band will release My Maudlin Career on April 21 (4AD) and are marking the newest effort by finally announcing some US tour dates and posting a video for the single "French Navy." I for one have loved the discussions […]

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Indietracks lineup announced

Holy bajeezus! It's the week for popfest announcements! The lovely folks over at Indietracks have put out their innitial lineup for their amazing train station festival in Derbyshire, UK for July 24th-26th. They're advertising five stages, free steam train rides, and indie pop discos. This lineup hurts my head, and last night, all I could […]

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Let's Get Out of This Country

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Let's play a fun role-playing game. Everyone loves role-playing games, right? Of course you do, 5th level dwarf. Ok, let's pretend that you're a fairly long-lived indie rock band, and by that I mean you've probably recorded 3-4 albums and have been on a couple labels. You've slogged out on tours of Podunk towns across […]

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SXSW 2006 Rundown

Show Date: March 15, 2006

South by Southwest, where have you been all my life? If I believed in an afterlife, this is what my idea of heaven would be: endless days and nights with no greater concerns than caffeine, alcohol, and indie rock. Except there would be fewer lines, and more cabs. I can't believe a world where so […]

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