Desire Some New Camera Obscura Dates?
The act is continuing to support its fifth album, Desire Lines. The LP was recorded in Portland with Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine, who’s worked with R.E.M., Spoon and My Morning Jacket. Speaking of MMJ, Jim James, as well as Neko Case, contributed vocals to Desire Lines.
AllMusic calls the album “another installment of brilliant pop from the group, with vocalist Tracyanne Campbell’s now trademark mixture of heartbreaking and sharply astute lyrical turns guiding the songs through either romantic longing, dour tragedy, or touches of the band’s more and more familiar dry sense of humor.”
The review adds that Desire Lines features some of Camera Obscura’s “best and most confident work to date.”
Camera Obscura is celebrating Record Store Day by releasing a four-track 7-inch April 19 with live audio from the 4AD Session the band recorded last summer in Glasgow.
The act’s 2014 tour schedule begins with a run of European dates, including a hometown gig in Glasgow May 31. The North American excursion launches July 15. Here’s the plan:
May 25 – Belfast, United Kingdom, The Belfast Empire Music Hall
May 26 – Dublin, Ireland, Vicar Street
May 28 – Sheffield, United Kingdom, The Leadmill
May 29 – London, United Kingdom, The Forum
May 30 – Birmingham, Ala., Library Theatre
May 31 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, ABC1
July 15 – New York, N.Y., Le Poisson Rouge
July 16 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg
July 18 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
July 19 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live
July 20 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
July 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
July 23 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
July 24 – Ferndale, Mich., The Loving Touch
July 25 – Chicago, Ill., TBA
July 26 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Laura Cantrell opens all North American dates. Tickets for the North American tour go on sale Friday, March 21.
For more information click here for the band’s website.