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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Camera Obscura are as good as they ever were

Shameless self-reference: Camera Obscura was the first album review I ever wrote, of Underachievers Please Try Harder. Seven years after it came out, because I needed a clip for the magazine internship I was applying for. I chose it for three reasons 1. because I liked it, 2. because it reminded me of the kind of music I would probably make if I had the inclination to turn my songs in to records and 3. I knew I would have a lot to say about it.

A few years later, Camera Obscura has not let me down -- there's still a lot to say about them. Unlike most frothy indie-pop bands (they're even more frothy than most, and that's saying a lot these days) they aren't afraid to take influences from whoever they want, from Bill Haley to Leonard Cohen.

My Maudlin Career drops April 20th, and the proud Scots fly in for a rare two-night stand in New York -- March 24th at the Bell House and the 25th at Mercury Lounge.

Camera Obscura on MySpace

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