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Camera Obscura - Desire Lines

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Desire Lines by Camera Obscura
  • CD £9.49 + £0.00 shipping, based on your current cart
  • CD on 4AD (CAD3314CD)
  • Artist: Camera Obscura
  • Label: 4AD
  • Genres: Indie Pop
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  • Artist: Camera Obscura
  • Label: 4AD
  • Genres: Indie Pop
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(1 review) 8/10

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8/10 according to on Thu 30 May, 2013

Fifth album by Camera Obscura on 4AD, ‘Desire Lines’ sees the Glasgow band sounding more polished and fresh, this is a great pop record with a quite a grown up sound, ‘This Is Love (feels Alright)’ is a lovely slice of Belle And Sebastian indie with a nice clarinet tune and there’s some great keyboard work on ‘New Year’s Resolution’, with the beautiful tones of singer Tracyanne Campbell making this another great Camera Obscura record.

With guest vocals from Neko Case and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James ‘Desire Lines’ is a perfect mix of danceable indie pop and country-esque ballads in the same vein as Trespassers William, The Delgados and Yo La Tengo, the superb guitar twinklings of Kenny Mckeeve and a little splash of horns on ‘I Missed Your Party’ make for a fine record indeed and one that fans will keep coming back to again and again.

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  • Camera Obscura announce their fifth studio album, ‘Desire Lines’, via 4AD. 

  • ‘Desire Lines’ started life in 2011 - shortly after the release of the band’s 4AD debut ‘My Maudlin Career’ - as demos put together in singer Tracyanne Campbell’s flat. Revisiting those songs a couple of years later, the band made the decision to decamp from their native Glasgow to Portland, Oregon to work with GRAMMY-nominated producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket), enlisting Neko Case and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James to contribute vocals along the way. 

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